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City_Blue
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64bit linux on 32 bit hardware

hi

can you install red hat 64bit OS on to a 32bit dl360 g5?

i thought the answer was no, but i have had a request to do this, so just looking for an answwer

cheers
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Matti_Kurkela
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Re: 64bit linux on 32 bit hardware

Proliant DL360 G5 *is* a 64-bit server.

Because it uses AMD64/EM64T technology, it can also run traditional 32-bit x86 software and OSs. If you install a 32-bit OS on it, it behaves just like a 32-bit server... but it really is 64-bit.

So yes, you can install a 64-bit version of RedHat Enterprise Linux on it.

Please see:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/linux/hplinuxcert.html

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City_Blue
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Re: 64bit linux on 32 bit hardware

cheers
City_Blue
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Re: 64bit linux on 32 bit hardware

got what i wanted