[Mageia-discuss] Installer: Server v. desktop kernel: No choice?
cjw at daneel.dyndns.org
Sun Jul 17 14:51:48 CEST 2011
On Sun, 17 Jul 2011, Maurice Batey wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Jul 2011 21:58:05 +1000, Doug Laidlaw wrote:
>> I was told that it was because I had
>> a 32-bit version installed on a 64-bit capable machine. Sure enough, when I
>> installed the 64-bit version, I got the desktop kernel by default.
> OIC. Interesting!
> I've been steering clear of 64-bit installs, until there a less
> problems with 64-bit apps.
It is quite normal and useful to have a 64-bit kernel with only 32-bit
apps. But I don't know if this is supported by mageia tools (like the
installer). In theory you can always switch to a 32-bit version of any app
in a full 64-bit install, but I've found some potential problems in that
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