Can I have a 64-bit kernel with 32-bit userland ?

john wendel jwendel10 at
Fri Jul 24 15:33:37 UTC 2009

On 07/24/2009 12:53 AM, Roberto Ragusa wrote:
> john wendel wrote:
>> Anyone have a simple recipe for building a Fedora system with a 64-bit
>> kernel and only 32-bit applications?
> I'd say you have to install the 32 bit distro and then
> manually install the 64 bit kernel.
> Then you have to be a little careful with updates
> as yum will be confused by this kernel with wrong architecture.
> (never tried that, but interested in this matter)

I tried it, using the kernel from my F10 64-bit system on a F11 32-bit 
box. No luck. I suspect that the initial ramdisk was the problem.

I'll post an update if I can get it working.



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