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Re: [solved?] Re: Secure Boot won't let boot into Debian




Pascal Hambourg <pascal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Le 25/02/2017 à 13:26, GiaThnYgeia a écrit :
>> AMD64 is for 64bit Amd and Intel processors,
>
> 64-bit Intel *x86* processors. There was once another 64-bit architecture
> called ia64 used by Intel "Itanium" processors, not compatible with amd64.
>
>> i386 is a 32bit system for
>> old pre64 architectures.  So even though a 32bit will work on a 64bit
>> system I have yet to find a good reason for doing so.
>
> Here are some good reasons to use a 32 bit system on 64 bit hardware :
> - You are tight on memory (e.g. embedded system).
> - You need to run software available only for 32 bit architecture.

So, generally speaking, how do I know what to choose?  How do I check if my
machine is `64 or 32 bit', and what of all those different Debian .isos to
install?

Rodolfo