32bit OS on a dual 64bit processor/mb ?

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32bit OS on a dual 64bit processor/mb ?

Postby marty510 on Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:47 pm

I want to use a new mb with a dual 64 bit processor and was wondering if my HDD with a 32 bit OS(with all my files!) will work?
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Re: 32bit OS on a dual 64bit processor/mb ?

Postby Husse on Sat Dec 27, 2008 7:15 pm

Linux is not Windows - luckily
If there is not very large differences I think it might just work with the exception of proprietary video drivers (ATI nvidia)
This goes for any change between different hardware.
So in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf set the driver like so in
Section "Device"
Driver "vesa"
That should be all that's necessary
Reinstall the video driver
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Re: 32bit OS on a dual 64bit processor/mb ?

Postby Guest on Sun Dec 28, 2008 3:56 am

marty510 wrote:I want to use a new mb with a dual 64 bit processor and was wondering if my HDD with a 32 bit OS(with all my files!) will work?


Hey there. I am running Mint 6 (32 bit) on a quad core while I await the 64 bit version. The only real problem I had was with the SLI video cards that needed a little tinkering. Good luck
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