Running a 64-bit kernel and a pure 32-bit userspace
I upgraded my IA32 system's CPU running Debian Etch with an Ahlon64
After tracking the current state of affairs of amd64 on Debian, I
concluded it is not worth the trouble of reinstalling the operating
system and applications and get issues with OpenOffice, partly
mplayer, some binary-only games (Quake4, Enemy Territory), some
proprietary applications (Skype, Cross Over, Flahs plugin), and some
proprietary kernel drivers.
I also dislike very much the idea of having a 32-bit chroot for those
applications, so what I would like to have is a "standard" 64-bit
kernel capable of runing both 32-bit a 64-bit applications, and a
pure 32-bits userspace (preferably my current Debian Etch IA32
Is that possible and usefull?
I've seen messages on this list from people saying they were running
amd64-k8 kernels on 32-bit Sarge , but the only "k8" linux-image
packages I'm able to find in packages.debian.org are like , for
the "amd64" dpkg's architecture, so my current i386 dpkg refuses to
Are there somewhere "i386" packages of a Linux kernel for AMD64
processors running in long mode? Or even in legacy mode?
Thanks in advance,
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