I'm working on setting up a minimal Debian install on a USB stick, and am just trying to wrap my head around
debootstrap and differences in architectures. I want to create a system to run on AMD64 (AMD Sempron 145) from i686 (Intel Atom N450). As far as I understand, the atom is a 64 bit processor, so can I just do this:
debootstrap --arch=amd64 wheezy /mnt/foobar
Or do I have to follow one of the more complicated cross-debootstrap procedures?
$ lscpu Architecture: i686 CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit CPU(s): 2 Thread(s) per core: 2 Core(s) per socket: 1 CPU socket(s): 1 Vendor ID: GenuineIntel CPU family: 6 Model: 28 Stepping: 10 CPU MHz: 1666.444 L1d cache: 24K L1i cache: 32K L2 cache: 512K