Kernel vs Hardware

Larry Hartman larryhartman50 at
Mon Apr 14 13:07:14 UTC 2008

On Sunday 13 April 2008 11:26:26 pm Willy Hamra wrote:
> the difference is that i386 processors work in 32-bit, whereas AMD
> processors can work in 64-bit, a 64-bit kernel can only work on 64-bit
> CPUs, but 64-bit CPUs can still run the lower 32-bit kernel and 32-bit
> programs in general. that is the technical part. as for which is
> better, i usually prefer 32-bit systems due to past issues with 64-bit
> ones, even though 64-bit systems have become much more stable lately.

So then there is no mismatch taking place in my configuration?  

Incidentally I tried 64-bit a couple of times, never could get the live cd to 
boot....  essentially ended up being more trouble than it was worth.


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