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Offline xanadu

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Possible to recompile kernel for 64 bit support?
« on: April 16, 2014, 01:09:35 pm »
I have a music production application I have been dying to use, but I learned that it only works on 64bit architectures. I have a 64bit CPU but for whatever reason I chose to install Peppermint 3 32bit. How difficult would it be to re-compile the kernel for 64bit support? Would it just be easier to install Peppermint 3 64 (even though I'd have to re-do a lot of customization)? I have compiled kernels in the past, so I'm somewhat familiar with the process. I just don't know if it would be worth it (especially if I run into compiling issues along the way).

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Re: Possible to recompile kernel for 64 bit support?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2014, 05:31:48 pm »
Simple answer .. pretty much impossible.

It's not just a case of installing or compiling a 64bit kernel, most apps/tools/utils/libraries would also need replacing.
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