how to install a 32 bit app onto my 64 bit os?

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how to install a 32 bit app onto my 64 bit os?

Postby mjrwingnut on Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:27 pm

I'm running mint 64 bit. I have a light scribe dvd-rom. I found Lightscribe labeling software for linux deb: lightscribe-1.18.1.1-linux-2.6-intel.deb. It's for 32bit os. How do I install it on my 64bit os?
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Re: how to install a 32 bit app onto my 64 bit os?

Postby Husse on Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:30 pm

There is something called getlibs that may help you
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=474790
but most applications exist in 64 bit versions
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Re: how to install a 32 bit app onto my 64 bit os?

Postby mjrwingnut on Mon Feb 23, 2009 2:13 am

I tried that getlibs and this is what I got:

sudo dpkg -i --force-all lightscribe*.deb
dpkg - warning, overriding problem because --force enabled:
package architecture (i386) does not match system (amd64)
Selecting previously deselected package lightscribe.
(Reading database ... 112362 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking lightscribe (from lightscribe-1.18.1.1-linux-2.6-intel.deb) ...
Setting up lightscribe (1.18.1.1) ...

I think the problem is trying to get my 64 bit os to talk to a 32 bit application. Unless anyone knows any lightscribe like software for 64 bit os.

Thanks for helping.
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Re: how to install a 32 bit app onto my 64 bit os?

Postby Husse on Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:35 am

After I posted the answer I found this
viewtopic.php?f=42&p=131316
which is a reasonably easy to understand description - I did not want to mention chroot at first as it is tricky
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Re: how to install a 32 bit app onto my 64 bit os?

Postby Ripose on Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:04 am

I noticed that nobody has mentioned the obvious first step: Install ia32-libs
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