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Entries Tagged ‘32-bit’

HOWTO: Running 32-bit X Windows application on 64-bit system using bind mount in Linux

Purpose: We have already seen how to create a debootstrap system and we also learned how to compile a 32-bit application (like Linux kernel) from within the debootstrap system in Debian Linux. However, what we have learnt so far does not allow us to run graphics (X Window) applications from within the debootstrap system i.e. […]

HOWTO: Cross-compiling a 32-bit (i386) Linux kernel on 64-bit Machine (amd64)

Purpose: These days 64-bit hardware and Operating System are getting more and more common and affordable. Now if you are use to compile a custom Linux kernel on a regular Intel architecture 32-bit machine (i386) for a 32-bit machine itself then there were no issues. But now when you are trying to compile a custom […]

TIP: How to tell whether your system is 32-bit or 64-bit in Linux?

Purpose: Suppose you are given a system with no labels, stickers, product information. All you know that it is a Pentium class computer and you would like to know whether the given CPU/system  (and not OS) is 32-bit or 64-bit capable? There are many different ways to find out without looking into BIOS and without […]

Tip: Check which version or flavor of Linux a system is running

Purpose: This will be quick one unlike most of the other post on this blog. In this entry we will see how we can check which version of Linux (or Unix) a particular system is running. For example, suppose I am logged into a system’s console that I know is running Linux, but how do I know which version of Linux (Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu, Gentoo) the system is

  
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