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Re: Promoting i386 version over x86_64?



On Sun, Nov 22, 2009 at 10:51 AM, drago01 <drago01 gmail com> wrote:
> 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.

An more importantly ... why should we want that?


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