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    Fedora 4 i386 on AMD64


    Is it possible to install Fedora 4 i386 on AMD64 instead the x86_64 version?

    Woud there be any problems?


    I have been having a lot of problems with libraries and plugins in the 64 bit version and is seriously considering switching to the 32bit verison.

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    Re: Fedora 4 i386 on AMD64

    Quote Originally Posted by shaobohou
    Is it possible to install Fedora 4 i386 on AMD64 instead the x86_64 version?
    Yes, it's possible, and actually might be preferable at this point in time. There aren't 64-bit versions of some software, libraries are sometimes incompatible, and most software just doesn't take advantage of the power available in the AMD64 and EM64T chips yet.
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    Re: Fedora 4 i386 on AMD64

    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    Quote Originally Posted by shaobohou
    Is it possible to install Fedora 4 i386 on AMD64 instead the x86_64 version?
    Yes, it's possible, and actually might be preferable at this point in time. There aren't 64-bit versions of some software, libraries are sometimes incompatible, and most software just doesn't take advantage of the power available in the AMD64 and EM64T chips yet.
    That is pretty much what I wanted know. I just don't want to end up with any obscure problems because of running i386 version on AMD64. Are there any things that I have to keep in mind , any precautions when installing i386 versions on AMD64 or do I just proceed as normal?

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    Re: Fedora 4 i386 on AMD64

    Quote Originally Posted by shaobohou
    Are there any things that I have to keep in mind , any precautions when installing i386 versions on AMD64 or do I just proceed as normal?
    So far I haven't run into any strange behavior installing 32-bit OSes (Linux or otherwise) on my AMD64, so I'd say just proceed as normal. Some installers (like SuSE) will warn you that you're installing a 32-bit OS on a 64-bit CPU, but once you click Okay, you're fine.
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    thanks very much

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