64-bit contra 32-bit install

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by Sammy, Mar 27, 2008.

  1. Sammy

    Sammy New Member

    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:

    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)

    Sammy :)
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    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.
  3. Sammy

    Sammy New Member

    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.

    Sammy :)
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    That's the best choice you can make for a server. :)

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