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Re: [SLE] 32 bit software on 64 bit
  • From: Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 30 May 2005 08:20:36 -0400
  • Message-id: <20050530082036.6a2fb5a9@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, 30 May 2005 03:37:57 -0700 (PDT)
"Mohammad N. Tina" <mohammad_tina@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have Dell powerEdge 1850, with dual processor 3.6 GHz,
> I bought SLE 9.0 and used the x86 CD
> when installtion starts i got a message
> " you are installing 32 bit software on 64 bit computer"
> to my knowledge the specs are for 32 bit
> I continued the installtion with no problem...but should i use the EMT64T( i tried it did not give this message but there alot of errors loading modules
> I will install oracle on this server...
SLES 9 supports 64-bit systems.
You can install a 32-bit OS on a 64-bit X86-64 (eg. AMD64 or Intel
EM64T), but you will not achieve any benefits of being 64-bits.
Oracle also supports the 64-bit environment.

If you load a 32-bit Linux on a x86-64 system, all your systems running
under that OS will be 32-bit. If you load a 64-bit OS, then you can run
both 32-bit and 64-bit applications. You especially want the database
at 64-bits because of the significantly larger linear address space.
Jerry Feldman <gaf@xxxxxxx>
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