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    Question Compile kernel 32 bit on 64 bit mode

    How do compile kernel 64 bit on 32 bit mode ?

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    Linux User fernape's Avatar
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    Dec 2005
    In the configure step (make config, make xconfig, make gconfig...) set the processor family to a 32 bit compatible CPU.
    There is no difference betwen 64 bit kernels and 32 bit ones... that's only a matter about compiling, the source code is the same.

    Note: If you are working with a 64 bit distribution and you recompile your kernel to be 32 bit compliant, you will break your system because your libraries and tools are compiled for 64 bit.

    Best regards

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