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Re: Choose between amd64 and i386

Steve McIntyre <steve@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Michael wrote:
>>not sure about this particular device, but I think it *might* be one of
>>those 64bit machines with 32bit UEFI . If this is the case you could run
>>a 64bit system, the difficult thing is how to get it booted ;)
>>IIRC the only debian installer iso that will boot such a device is the
>>netinst iso. If you use this to install a 64 bit system you will probably
>>have to do a chroot into the new system after the installation has
>>finished and manually install the grub-efi-ia32 and grub-efi-ia32-bin
>>packages to be able to boot the newly installed system.
>>I had this problem last year with a lenovo laptop and finally ended up
>>with sparky linux (which is basically stretch with a small number of
>>sparky specific extras), where this procedure worked well. Back then
>>sparky was the only distribution I could find whose install disc would
>>boot that device (netinst was no option there, since there is no wifi
>>ootb with my lenovo toy).
>>Of course I might be completely wrong, it is just a guess that your
>>device suffers from that same 32bit UEFI issue.
> We've supported the wacky "64-bit platform, 32-bit UEFI" devices
> (e.g. Bay Trail) ever since the first Jessie release. If you grab a
> multi-arch netinst or DVD image, it will boot via 32-bit but let you
> start a 64-bit installation and *also* will detect the 32-bit platform
> and install the correct version of grub.

Some months ago I tried many times to install Debian on my Debian Acer One
(tablet and laptop together) but always failed.  I used
debian-8.7.1-amd64-netinst.iso.  Now we have debian-8.8.0-amd64-netinst.iso.
Are you suggesting a different iso file?