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Re: Promoting i386 version over x86_64?



On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 9:15 AM, Sir Gallantmon <ngompa13 gmail com> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 1:35 AM, Jonathan Dieter <jdieter gmail com> wrote:
>>
>> On Sun, 2009-11-22 at 00:52 -0500, Bill McGonigle wrote:
>> > On 11/21/2009 03:52 AM, Jonathan Dieter wrote:
>> > > FWIW, there is a syslinux module named ifcpu64 that will load
>> > > different
>> > > kernels/initrds based on whether the cpu is 64-bit.
>> >
>> > Cool, do syslinux modules work in isolinux?  We could have a tiny 32-bit
>> > image on a 64-bit CD that would say, "sorry, you got the wrong CD".
>>
>> They should; it's all the same project.  I think the the 64-bit kernel
>> already gives a sane error message when you attempt to run it on a
>> 32-bit machine.
>>
>> Jonathan
>>
>
> I wonder... Why can't we have 32-bit Linux able to run 64-bit applications?
> Mac OS X can do it.

1) because it isn't possible
2) no it doesn't mac OS X use a 64bit hypervisor and run the rest inside it.


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