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64 bit image of Fedora is installing 32 bit OS automatically on a 64 bit machine. What could be the problem?

asked 2016-10-07 00:37:35 -0500

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The image I have is named "Fedora-Live-Workstation-i686-23-10.iso" and on installing or even running on live USB, the result for uname -i says i386. Whereas checking the machine's architecture by uname -m says i686.

How is this possible? And what am I doing wrong to get this result?

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answered 2016-10-07 01:51:49 -0500

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updated 2016-10-07 01:59:44 -0500


That's couse you're using a 32 bit image.

i386 & i686 = 32 bit.

The 64 bit image has a x86_64 in its file name, e.g. Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-24-1.2.iso


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oh! I was in an impression that i686 and x86_64 are one and the same thing. Jus read about it now. Thanks for the info.

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