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  • Installed 64 bit Linux ISO on an old 32 bit computer........

    NO warnings that is is incompatible. I actually did this by accident, but it installed!!! And works perfectly! Mint "Ubuntu".........

    Everything on the "net" says that it cannot be done.......WRONG!!! I have heard that installing a 32 bit OS on a 64 bit system is OK, but NOT the other way around. Very strange if you ask me! GO LINUX!!!

    Last edited by Led; February 9th, 2017, 18:56.
    And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgement was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands: and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. Rev. Chap.20 Vs.4)

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    Re: Installed 64 bit Linux ISO on an old 32 bit computer........

    What processor does your system use? As far back as the Pentium D they are all 64 bit processors.

    It should not be possible to install a 64 bit OS on a 32 bit system.

    Many times on older systems they were 64 bit capable but 64 bit software at that time was not yet popular or mainstream.

    You might want to check your processor specs.
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      Re: Installed 64 bit Linux ISO on an old 32 bit computer........

      I looked all over for that info.....could not find it.........It is an Intel processor.

      But WOW!! The CPU kinda sucks, only 2.1 meg's.....and only 3.9 gig's of RAM..........slow to load........

      But I am impressed that I can even use this old computer, and it even looks better than ever!

      The "You-tube" video's even seem better than ever before! WEIRD!!! On full screen!! No hesitation.......

      Last edited by Led; February 9th, 2017, 20:36.
      And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgement was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands: and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. Rev. Chap.20 Vs.4)

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        Re: Installed 64 bit Linux ISO on an old 32 bit computer........

        Can Linux refurbish an old computer like this?? I am impressed!!! By the way, I am still using it!! I wish ALL their versions looked like this!!!
        Last edited by Led; February 9th, 2017, 20:43.
        And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgement was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands: and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. Rev. Chap.20 Vs.4)

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        • #5
          Re: Installed 64 bit Linux ISO on an old 32 bit computer........

          It is possible it is a 64bit cpu.
          Also many iso images have both versions on it and will install the right one.
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            Re: Installed 64 bit Linux ISO on an old 32 bit computer........

            Go to the device manager and click on 'Computer'. It should tell you if it is a x32 Based System or x64 Based System.
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            • #7
              Re: Installed 64 bit Linux ISO on an old 32 bit computer........

              It said it was only 1.6 megs on the CPU............

              No wonder it is a tad SLOW!! So I would ASSUME it is a 32 bit system, with THAT small of CPU!!

              But it installed and worked!
              Last edited by Led; February 11th, 2017, 20:51.
              And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgement was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands: and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. Rev. Chap.20 Vs.4)

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              • #8
                Re: Installed 64 bit Linux ISO on an old 32 bit computer........

                Originally posted by strmrdr View Post
                It is possible it is a 64bit cpu.
                Also many iso images have both versions on it and will install the right one.
                That is how it must be with Linux......LOVE it!!!!!!

                Of course I downloaded it on a 64 bit AMD ISO.......but it installed on an old 32 bit Intel computer! Keep that in your tobacco pouch, and smoke it later!!
                And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgement was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands: and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. Rev. Chap.20 Vs.4)

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                • #9
                  Re: Installed 64 bit Linux ISO on an old 32 bit computer........

                  this computer i am typing on is a 10 year old 1.9 ghz core II duo it originally came from the factory with either 32 bit XP or 32 bit VISTA but the hardware is concerned it is totally 64 bit compatible as far as Linux is concerned i have had 64 bit distro's running on here to test them out before but i currently run a 32 bit version of ubuntu because with the slow processor and it only having 4GB of ram the 32 bit version just runs a bit smoother. but the 64 bit version will run fine just a bit slower.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Installed 64 bit Linux ISO on an old 32 bit computer........

                    Interesting.
                    I tried to put 64 bit on a 32 and it would not load..got a massage saying that it was wrong. I do have an older laptop made in 2005 ..it was a high end HP that will run 64 even though it came with 32 but I understand that it was built with that advancement in mind.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Installed 64 bit Linux ISO on an old 32 bit computer........

                      You cannot load a 64 bit operating system to a 32 bit processor. The installer will not even start.
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                        Re: Installed 64 bit Linux ISO on an old 32 bit computer........

                        Originally posted by strmrdr View Post
                        It is possible it is a 64bit cpu.
                        Also many iso images have both versions on it and will install the right one.
                        I am sticking with what strmrdr said......beats me.......
                        And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgement was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands: and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. Rev. Chap.20 Vs.4)

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                        • #13
                          Re: Installed 64 bit Linux ISO on an old 32 bit computer........

                          Originally posted by Led View Post
                          I am sticking with what strmrdr said......beats me.......
                          lol good call.

                          Keep in mind that on a 64bit desktop linux distro only about 10% to 20% of what is installed by default is actually 64bit.
                          The vast majority of the system is still 32bit.
                          Same with windows. There is nothing to be gained by reprogramming something for 64bit that does not need 64bits and it can make it slower and use more memory in many cases.
                          The main applications that benefits from 64bits in user space is a modern web browser and media players/editors.

                          Servers that is a whole different story......
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