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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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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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Getting “Not found” message when running a 32-bit binary on a 64-bit system

I have currently a strange problem on debian (wheezy/amd64). I have created a chroot to install a server (i can't give any more detail about it, sorry). Let's call its path /chr_path/. To make things ...
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How to tell if a running program is 64-bit in Linux?

In Mac OS X, I could use the Activity Monitor program to see if a running program/process is 64-bit. How do I do that in a Linux OS, regardless of flavour?
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How was the shift to 64 bits handled on Linux

How was the transition to 64 bits handled on Linux/Unix? The Windows world still seems to have issues with it and I'm curious how it was handled in the *nix world.
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How to convert a 32-bit (x86) Debian Wheezy 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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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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Running 64-bit Linux with 750 MB of RAM: worth it?

I have a Debian server VPS, and the provider installed 64-bit Debian 5. Should I ask for an 32-bit install, given that I have only 750 MB RAM and I have heard that variables take more RAM on 64-bit ...
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32-bit, 64-bit CPU op-mode on Linux

I'm confused. Running Fedora Linux, lscpu yields: Architecture: i686 CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit ... But when I try to install a 64-bit program (Chrome) I get error like: ...
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Determine if a specific process is 32- or 64-Bit

Given a 2.6.x or newer Linux kernel and existing userland that is capable of running both ELF32 and ELF64 binaries (i.e. well past How do I know that my CPU supports 64bit operating systems under ...
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How do I know that my CPU supports 64bit operating systems under Linux?

How can I find out that my CPU supports 64bit operating systems under Linux, e.g.: Ubuntu, Fedora?
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64-bit Linux doesn't recognize my RAM between 3 and 32 GB

My problems were caused by a faulty memory module and quite possibly a broken kernel binary. I just now booted my PC with basically brand new hardware. I've been running Debian 6.0 AMD64 before, ...
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Where did /usr/lib64 go and what is /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu?

I have two Ubuntu-x86_64 systems. One is version 10.04, the other 12.04 and there is a difference in the structure of the lib directories. This doesn't surprise me, but I'm curious if anyone knows ...
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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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Can Yum express a preference for x86_64 over i386 packages?

I run a 64-bit version of CentOS5. At the moment, when I run Yum updates or installs, unless Yum is purged of i386 packages prior, it will install i386 packages when x86_64 are available. Is it ...
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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 5.8 64-bit system? # yum install php-xml Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from ...
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Running 32 bit app on a 64 bit Linux machine

Are there any performance drawbacks (CPU, Memory or IO) when running a 32-bit application on a 64-bit Linux? My main concern is inefficient utilization of pointers and memory blocks.
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User Kernel split in 64bit Linux

What is the default user/kernel split in the 64bit linux ? I read Documentation/x86_64/mm.txt (which someone pointed out), but I could not make out. Can somebody provide a direct answer (something ...
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Files bigger than max(off64_t) on Solaris, eg “/proc/../as”

How do I read or seek from a file that's bigger than the maximum off64_t? The problem arises because the address space of a process is represented in the /proc/.../as file, which is a huge sparse file ...
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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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Is 32bit still preferable to 64bit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should I install 32 or 64 bit? I want to migrate from Ubuntu to OpenSUSE, and I need to decide between the 32bit and the 64bit versions. 6 years ago, when I purchased a ...
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OpenBSD: 32 bit or 64 bit

I would like to use the 64 bit version of OpenBSD, but I'm not really sure how good it works. Are there any known problems? Is the 32 bit version more recommended for productive environment?
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error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

anisha@linux-y3pi:~/> google-earth ./googleearth-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory anisha@linux-y3pi:~/> locate ...
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What a 64 bit Linux can do that 32 bit linux can't?

I ordered a server from fdcserver. Then I realized that, unless changed, fdcserver actually provides 32 bit operating as default. I logged in using SSH, typed uname -m, and to my horror I saw that I ...
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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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How to run 32 bit programs on 64 bit Fedora 17?

Although the Android Development Tools (ADT) bundle is available as a zip package for 'Linux 64 Bit' it states following requirements: 64-bit distributions must be capable of running 32-bit ...
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Linux executable sandboxing?

I'm running a service that allows users to submit code which is compiled and executed on the server. At the moment I'm using Moe and while it works fine for C and C++ code, I've been having some ...
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Building 32-Bit on a 64-Bit system

I'm trying to build the PHP memcache extension (v2.2.6) for i386 (32bit) on my x86_64 Ubuntu 11.04. ./configure uses config.guess by default (which outputs x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu on my system) but ...
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How does multilib work?

In older distributions there was the ia32-libs meta package, now both Debian and Ubuntu switched to multilib. I wonder what the differences are and what I'm supposed to do to re-create a 32 bit ...
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How to install JRE on firefox with fedora (64bits)

What do I need to run Java web applications on firefox with my 64bits fedora 17? I can't pass this test but I have installed the x64 rpm from there. What is missing? Additional note: I tried to ...
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User Mode Linux compile fails

I am trying to compile User Mode Linux on a 64 bit machine with defconfig and getting the following error. arch/x86/um/user-offsets.c:1: sorry, unimplemented: code model "large" not supported yet ...
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linux mint 11 64 bit Citrix Client

Does anyone have Citrix Client 64 bit client working on Linux Mint 11? Been searching for a while and applying several suggestions without success. I've even attempted to get the 32 bit version of ...
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Does sysctl kern.bufcachepercent not work in OpenBSD 5.2 above 1.7GB?

I run OpenBSD/amd64 5.2 on a system with 12GB of RAM, and I want to use about 6GB to 8GB for filesystem caching. By default, 5.2 amd64 comes with sysctl kern.bufcachepercent set to 20 (20%); I've ...
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Running -march optimized software on another architechture?

I'm running an Athlon64 server with LFS and would like to have a local copy of the server in a virtual machine for testing purposes and building software. My PC uses an i7 and the existing server ...
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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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Really light weight linux for VM no extensions

I need to host a ssh server on a x86-64 Debian squeeze machine with no VT-extensions :( I am using virtlib with qemu (set up and working). I have tried a number of things and non have been perfect, ...
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Can 32 bit applications on a 64 bit kernel use all the memory?

I know that the 32-Bit kernel can use PAE to allocate more RAM to applications with PAE (up to 64GB) as such I imagine if I am running 32 bit applications on a 32-bit kernel I can use all of my 24GB ...
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When executable files aren't [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can't execute some binaries in chroot environment (zsh: Not found) Today I ran into something that has me stumped. A co-worker is working with a specific ...
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What is the difference between 32-bit PAE and 64-bit kernels?

I ask this only in regards to memory addressing. I know that a PAE kernel allows the OS to access more memory than a standard 32-bit kernel, however, what are the other implications? What specific ...
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Linux distro installation on 64 bit processor

I am trying to install Ubuntu/Fedora 64 bit versions on my machine and they shout back saying my CPU does not support x86_64 bit architecture and forces me to use i686 versions. I am currently ...
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How to run 32-bit applications on 64-bit Slackware?

I used to use Slamd64 before, and it was easy. It came with all 32-bit libraries as well. Since official 64-bit Slackware is released, Slamd64 is no longer maintained. However, Slackware seems to be ...
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Why does Ubuntu recommend download the 32-bit version?

Why does Ubuntu recommend download the 32-bit version? On their 32bit_and_64bit Page they even say Unless you have specific reasons to choose 32-bit, we recommend 64-bit to utilise the full capacity ...
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Why does Linux on sparc64 architecture use 32-bit pointers in user-space and 64-bit pointers in kernel-space?

What are the advantages of deviating from the norm; that is 64-bit pointers in both user and kernel space for a 64-bit architecture? Reference: http://lwn.net/images/pdf/LDD3/ch11.pdf (Page 2)
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Running a 32-bit application in Debian Wheezy 64 bits: Missing libraries

I want to play the game Aquaria in a Debian Wheezy 64 bits. The installation went ok, but when trying to play the game I get these errors: ALSA lib conf.c:3314:(snd_config_hooks_call) Cannot open ...
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Is there a tomcat 64 bit version

Is there a tomcat 64 bit version for Linux, I am using Red Hat Linux?.
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Upgrade a 32-bit RHEL installation to 64-bit

I recently encountered an issue where I had installed a 32-bit RHEL 6 server on a system with a 64-bit processor. I did some research and found that RHEL 6.0 has PAE enabled on 32-bit machines, which ...
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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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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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Arch Linux 64bit Android ADB?

I am trying to use the Android SDK on Arch Linux 64bit but when I try to run ADB from the correct dirrectory it says the file does not exist, but it is there. On Ubuntu when you have this problem you ...