32 bit vs 64 bit
dave at thefletchers.net
Mon Aug 23 10:17:48 UTC 2010
On Monday 23 Aug 2010, Paul Lemmons wrote:
> Install 32bit. 64bit offers absolutely nothing to make you want it. It
> also does not matter how much memory your system has. I am running 32bit
> Kubuntu on a box with 18GB RAM. Just make sure you are using the PAE
> kernel. I think it will install it by default but not sure. Almost
> everything works in 64 bit. Everything works in 32 bit. Until the gap is
> closed, I suggest you stay 32 bit.
> On 08/22/2010 06:44 PM, William Biggs wrote:
I'm still using 32 bit Hardy. I did try to use the 64 bit installer CD but for
some reason it wouldn't boot on my PC.
What I would suggest trying, is installing a 64 bit OS, then for anything that
fails to work properly with 64 bit, use the 32 bit version under virtual box.
It's easy enough to set up a directory for transfer of data between real and
virtual machines. With the guest additions installed on the virtual machine,
just use something like
<all as one line>
sudo mount -t vboxsf -o uid=1001,gid=1001
</all as one line>
where you can get the uid and gid numbers for username from /etc/passwd. If
you're just using an administrator account on the virtual machine these are
not necessary. I did it like this to find out how it works for ordinary user
accounts on the VM.
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