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Re: [opensuse] 32 bit SuSE on 64 bit CPU
  • From: "Stephen P. Molnar, Ph.D." <s.molnar@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2007 14:42:39 -0500
  • Message-id: <200701211442.39560.s.molnar@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Thanks for your reply

To answer your question I'm upgrading my machines to 64 bit CPU's.

On Sunday January 21, 2007 12:44 pm, J Sloan wrote:
> Stephen P. Molnar, Ph.D. wrote:
> > Although not new to linux I am not a hardware person. I have a rather
> > simplist (perhaps) question. The question is whether 32 bit SuSE will
> > work on a 64 bit CPU?
> >
> > I am planning on upgrading by linux machine to 64 bits and would like to
> > use the primary master (linux installation only) on the new machine -
> > which would make life considerably simpler for me.
>
> 32-bit suse can run on x86_64, but not ia64. It's unlikely that you have
> ia64 hardware, so the answer is most likely yes.
>
> Just curious why you'd want to do that though.
>
> Joe

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