[fedora-india] What's the difference between 32-bit Fedora iso and 64 bit iso -?

Ankur Sinha sanjay.ankur at gmail.com
Thu Feb 10 13:49:56 UTC 2011

On Thu, 2011-02-10 at 18:46 +0530, Lakshmipathi.G wrote:
> Hi -
> I have Fedora -64bit iso image - While trying to install in VBox it
> says  
> "this kernel requires an x86-64 CPU  but only detect i686 cpu  -
> unable to boot , please use a kernel  appropriate for your cpu".
> I understand my VBox won't support 64bit VM's.  Though I can download
> 32-bit Iso image and install it - which should work.
> Is it possible to modify this 64-bit ISO image will allow me to
> install ? 
> something like - mount it as loop device and remove 64bit kernel and
> copy a 32-bit kernel  and re-create ISO image ?
> Or do we have other issues?

All the packages in this will also be x86_64. You can't run them on an
i686 system. Downloading a new iso is the suggested method. 

64bit can run 32bit apps, but not vice-versa.


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