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Re: amd64 / x86-64 as i386?

As the list archives will show, the unofficial debian pure64 port does work and is in use by many people, although it is not perfect.

You can run the i386 version if you like.

On Wed, 12 Jan 2005, Didde Brockman wrote:

Hey all!

Sorry about me coming with this stuped question, but I have browsed the documentation for the amd64 port but did not find a complete answer. I will be ordering a new system in couple of days time and through a local reseller I got a _really_ good offer on an AMD Athlon 64 2800+ CPU. Almost too good to resist...

Anyway, I want to run Debian (testing or unstable) on the final machine and I did not not even come to think of the fact that the CPU has a 64-bit architecture until now! So, is it possible to run the i386 "version" of testing or unstable on this particular CPU or will I be limited to the amd64 port?

I googled on the matter and all I found was some outdated posts about Athlon 64's segfaulting on basically everything... Is this still the case?

Does anyone have any experience on running Debian on this CPU? I'd _really_ appreciate any pointers. Again, sorry about the level of this question =)


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