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hufferd
June 5th, 2008, 11:55 PM
Can some one tell me how I can force a 32 bit app to run on a 64 bit system ?

I have downloaded the software I need for my light scribe support from here but much to my disappointment I started trying to install it and it wont install I get an error something like 64 bit compatibility issue or some crap like that :( Anyone have any ideas?

wdaniels
June 6th, 2008, 12:03 AM
What kind of install distribution is this light scribe thing? If it's a .deb pacakage you can use:


sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture <package file>.deb

drs305
June 6th, 2008, 12:03 AM
There was a post on exactly this issue a week or so ago. Check it out here:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=5052994

roachk71
June 6th, 2008, 12:21 AM
Another possibility, if the program still won't run as expected, is that the ia32-libs package needs to be installed using Synaptic or Adept.

Many 32-bit applications need the 32-bit libraries to run on a 64-bit Linux box (I have the 32-bit Gens emulator, which won't render correctly without 'em.) :twisted:

hufferd
June 6th, 2008, 12:38 AM
There was a post on exactly this issue a week or so ago. Check it out here:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=5052994

HEy wow thanks I will take a look at this

I did a search and nothing came up but will take a look now thanks
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:)