[Mageia-discuss] Installer: Server v. desktop kernel: No choice?

Christiaan Welvaart 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 
area recently.


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