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Re: [tlug] Memory upgrade and CPU bit-width question

On Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 6:04 PM, Raymond Wan <> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 4:50 PM, David J Iannucci
> <> wrote:
>> Will I be wasting my time to go through a lot of gyrations to configure
>> my OS as 64-bit, because it just won't help in the end anyway?  Might
>> even make the box slower?  Seems I might be able to use that 2GB stick I
>> bought to upgrade a Macbook my wife uses (same era, and I think same CPU
>> family) to 3GB, so maybe the purchase was not in vain :=)
> How about putting a 64-bit version of Linux on a CD/USB drive and
> booting off of that and see if it works?  That is, can all 4 GB of
> memory be detected.

Since you are running Gentoo (as /me), the closest is to download
SysRescueCD and select the 64-bit kernel (one of them) on boot.

And of course:
It looks like it is a normal 64bit machine (arch-wise) based on the
supposedly working kernel config.


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