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SubjectRe: Kernel bits


> > Can't I run a i386 kernel on a ia64 machine? I know something like this
> > from HP-UX. You can choose between a 32 and a 64 bit kernel when
> > installing, so knowing that you have a 64 bit capable machine does not
> > say that you have a 64 bit kernel.
> > And I want to have the kernel bits, not the processor bits.
> Solaris runs 32-bit kernels on 64-bit UltraSPARCs
> (up to Solaris version 2.6)
> So yes, something like that MAY be possible in case
> of ia64, but somehow I doubt...

It definitely will be possible to run i386 linux on x86-64.

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