Difference between Debian Sarge kernel update -> 64 bit & Debian Unofficial AMD64 ver

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Hans, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. Hans

    Hans Moderator Moderator

    Although i have a server with 64 bit dual Xeon processors i chose for Debian Sarge 3.1 with a Linux 2.6 SMP (686) kernel 2.6.
    Reason for this was that i wanted to choose for stability and also because ISPConfig did not give a full support for 64 bit.

    This last item changed with the last release of ISPConfig version 2.2.0, because ISPConfig supports 64 bit with this release.

    I am considering to change my kernel now to a EMT64 SMP version, which should be better for my server's architecture.
    I know how to update my current kernel to a 64 bit SMP version, but when i do so what is the difference with the
    Debian AMD64 unofficial version? Stability? Security updates? Other important things, maybe i do not know?
    Is it worth the going or not?

    Any advise/suggestion is welcome to me.

  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator Howtoforge Staff

    You have a dual Xeon (Intel), but the Debian 64-bit is for AMD processors...
  3. Hans

    Hans Moderator Moderator

    You said a lot with this answer. It is clear to me now. Thnx.

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