Promoting i386 version over x86_64?

Rallias UberNerd robinstar1574 at
Tue Dec 8 16:27:32 UTC 2009

On Thu, 19 Nov 2009 17:39:16 -0600, Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at>  

> Bill McGonigle wrote:
>> "Are you installing Fedora on the computer you're using now?" [YES]   
>> [NO]
>>   YES -> is any sort of check even possible if the user is running
>> 32-bit on 64-bit?
> Yes, if the CPU has the lm (long mode) flag, it's a 64-bit-capable CPU  
> and
> using the 32-bit version is suboptimal.
>         Kevin Kofler
But wouldn't it be better to use 32 bit when less then 4 GB of ram is  

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