[ILUG] 64bit Distro
conor at discuskeeping.com
Sat Feb 25 13:25:03 GMT 2006
On 25 Feb 2006, at 13:03, Robert Sweetnam wrote:
> Hi All,
> Just a quick one. I have a server here which has an Intel Xeon
> 64bit CPU.
> Originally installed SuSE enterprise 9 on it and it gave me a loveley
> message at the start of the installation which said "Cool Hardware but
> you are installing a 32bit OS on 64bit hardware".
> Am I right in thinking that the 64bit intels have the AMD 64bit
> instructions? Therefore If I download ubuntu-5.10-install-amd64.iso it
> should install fine?
They are basically 32-bit processors with 64-bit hair extentions.
Thats why they can _natively_ run 32-bit code.
So its perfectly fine to run in either 32 or 64 bit mode.
the processors are EM64T, not AMD64. It may or may not work, I cannot
remember for sure.
I know that RHEL has AMD64, as well as EM64T & Itanic versions of the
p.s.: You should be able to download a 64-bit version of SLES9 from
novell - for free (AFAIK)
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