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Re: Installer: 32 vs. 64 bit




On Fri, Oct 26, 2018 at 02:41:31PM +0200, Juliusz Chroboczek wrote:
> I've been encouraging my students to install Debian on their personal
> machines, and we've found out that a lot of them get the wrong Debian
> installer:
> 
>   - some of them attempt to install an AMD64 version of Debian in
>     a 32-bit-only virtual machine;
>   - others attempt to install an i386 version on 64-bit hardware.
> 
> In both cases, the installer crashes with no useful error message (in the
> former case, it crashes just after installing grub, in the latter case, it
> crashes straight away).  
I don't think an i386 version of anything can crash on 64-bit hardware for
hardware reasons. Are you sure it's the actual reason?

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