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Old 27th March 2008, 21:27
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Default 64-bit contra 32-bit install

I have read a lot of these HowTo's Tutorials and they are really great.
However most of them are written against the 32-bit install.

Almost all of them has the following text:

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This tutorial is written for the 32-bit version of XXXXX,
but should apply to the 64-bit version with very little modifications as well.
Since I have 64-bit computers I wonder what modifications that I should be aware of if I install the 64-bits version of the software?

As far as I know I can install the 32-bits OS in the computers.
Will they be much slower than if I choose to use 64-bits?

(I like to try to install Debian if this makes the install different than the other OS'es)

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Old 28th March 2008, 15:00
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Since I have 64-bit computers I wonder what modifications that I should be aware of if I install the 64-bits version of the software?
Depends on the distribution. Some of the tutorials work exactly the same on 64bit systems; on others, you might have to replace /usr/lib with /usr/lib64 in the tutorials.
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Old 28th March 2008, 21:07
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Thank's Falko

I still have one 64bits PC that I would like to try to set up as a server.

I also have an old Toshiba laptop that I have tried to install Linux on.
I tried Fedora, Suse, Mandriva and Centos, and none of them would run it for longer than a few minutes (some of them wouldnt even start it) before they froze it completely. I have very little knowledge of to fix the problems and did spend a lot of times searching google and forums, but wasn't able to get it running the way it should.

However when I tried a net-install of Debian it did run nicely.
Just out of the box, like we want it to do when we are newbees..

So, I think I would like to give Debian a chance now also.


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Old 29th March 2008, 17:22
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So, I think I would like to give Debian a chance now also.
That's the best choice you can make for a server.
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