Will 64 bit Linux Live cd Load completely on 32 bit machine..

@prajnith (942)
India
December 7, 2008 5:35am CST
WEll i know that 64 bit operating system wont work on 32 bit pc(processor), but will a 64 bit Ubuntu linux live cd load completely on 32 bit machine. I inserted 64 bit edition ubuntu live cd and it loaded perfectly without any problem on my 32 bit computer. could it be possible??? Please share your thoughts... Thank you..
2 responses
• India
7 Dec 08
that simply means your system is i686 i.e. pentium 2 up. Your processor may have support for EM64 (i.e. Intel 64 architecture) support and so it can run 64 bit applications although the processor is of 32 bit.
@prajnith (942)
• India
7 Dec 08
Ok now i get it.. thats why it was written in bios that intel pentium 4 ,intel EMT64 capable i searched everywhere online but never got proper answer for this.. Thank you so much... Take Care..
• India
7 Dec 08
You are welcome my friend....
• India
7 Dec 08
which is your processor?
@prajnith (942)
• India
7 Dec 08
its intel pentium 4 2.66GHz hey i think my cpu is 64 bit, i inserted the same 64bit Ubuntu in my bro's 1.8 ghz system and i got error message that its not 64 bit please insert i386 based distribution. and in linux when i typed command arch i got msg i686, but if it was 64bit i should have got msg a_64. i Am confused whether my system is 64 bit or 32bit ,as online i read that i386 and i686 are all x86 based system.