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How do I run 32-bit programs on a 64-bit Debian/Ubuntu?

I have a 64-bit (amd64 a.k.a. x86_64) Debian or Ubuntu installation. I need to run 32-bit (i386/i686) programs occasionally, or to compile programs for a 32-bit system. How can I do this with a ...
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Should I install 32 or 64 bit?

I'm going to be installing linux on my 64bit netbook. Last time I checked I was advised that for personal computers (not servers) it is best to install the 32bit version. I believe the reasoning was ...
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How to convert a 32-bit (x86) Debian-based system to 64-bit

I have a 32-bit system which runs on a 64-bit processor. How do I convert it to be all-64-bit, without re-installing? I have seen somewhere that it is doable as a result of the new Multiarch ...
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Why does the i386 version of software get installed on an x86_64 system?

Why does the i386 version of most software get installed, along with the x86_64 version, on a CentOS 64-bit system? # yum install php-xml Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from ...
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Where to download Chrome 32bit since it has been discontinued by Google?

Google has discontinued the 32bit Version of Chrome so on a 32bit Debian machine it's not possible anymore to update the APT repository: W: Failed to fetch ...
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Why are 64-bit distros often called 'amd64'?

I am downloading an ISO image of Lubuntu; they have two versions: 32 and 64. But why do they call the 64 version amd64 since they say that it works for Intel also?
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is my linux ARM 32 or 64 bit?

under an intel I know I can look at the outcome of uname -m to know if my OS is 32 or 64 bit, but under ARM this gives: armv7l I deduced from file /usr/bin/ls that I'm on a 32-bit OS, but how ...
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Mounting an MTP enabled device on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 32-bit

My aim is to perform file operations on my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (older edition) using Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 32-bit. This does not work out of the box as I plugged my device and saw myself. In order ...
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How can I determine if my processor is 64 or 32 bit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I know that my CPU supports 64bit operating systems under Linux? I am running Debian Squeeze, how can I determine whether my processor is 64 or 32-bit? I'm ...
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Run 64 bit app on 32 bit system (Ubuntu)

All the questions I've seen refer to running a 32 bit app in a 64 bit system. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit (actually elementary OS Luna, which is based on it) and I'm trying to run a 64 bit app ...
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How can I install a 64bit Linux virtual machine on a 32bit Linux?

I've got a computer (Intel core i5) with 32bit Linux installed (ubuntu 11.04) and I would like to install a 64bit Linux virtual machine on it so I can test 64bit command-line applications on it.
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64-bit kernel, but all 32-bit ELF executable running processes, how is this?

The output from uname: root@debian:~ # uname -a Linux 5asnb 2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 SMP Mon Jun 13 05:49:32 UTC 2011 x86_64 GNU/Linux However the /sbin/init executable shows up as 32-bit: root@debian:~ ...
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Moving from Ubuntu 32bit: Mint 64bit or Mint 32bit?

I have decided to try out Linux Mint instead of the horrible Ubuntu Unity experince. I have a separate partition for my /home folder, which I'd like to preserve of course. So I'm curious: is it ...
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How come I installed Ubuntu 64 bit on a Pentium 4 machine?

I have just tried booting the Ubuntu 10.10 64 bit live USB on this machine and to my amazement everything works fine. I even installed the system, after which I checked with uname -a and the result is ...
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Will a 32-bit linux OS work on modern desktops that are compatible with 64-bit?

I'm building a minimal "appliance" via SuseStudio (OpenSuse 13.x) - nothing fancy... just running some emulators on it. I'd like the OS to be compatible with as many workstations as possible so I'm ...
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32-bit on 64-bit: memory usage for multiple processes

I'm working on a Linux hosting solution for game server software, however the software in question is 32-bit and I'd be running 64-bit on the host. Now, I know I can run 32-bit apps on a 64-bit host ...
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How to install ia32-libs in Debian Wheezy?

I would like to install ia32-libs in Debian Wheezy however it seems it is deprecated. The solution in this question works when installing 32-bit packages from Debian repositories, but there are some ...
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Debian unstable: ia32-libs can not be used

After an dist-upgrade within Debian unstable (amd64) I can not use 32 bit programs anymore, because ia32-libs is not possible to install: # apt-get install ia32-libs Reading package lists... Done ...