stevepusser wrote:Currently all 64-bit amd64-type processors also support 32-bit.
So, I am looking at buying a Gigabyte GA-H81M-H motherboard and installing an Intel i5-4460 processor. If I read correctly what you said then I should be able to boot my current Jessie (8.7) with kernel 3.16.0-4-pae-686 (on an SSD). As this is a Haswell, and not Skylake, processor then I should not have to install any firmware or graphics drivers. Am I correct in that assumption?
As a backup plan, I have Jessie amd64 installed on a HDD drive. It is, however still kernel 3.16. And I have not yet installed all of the things I need (such as NUT and print drivers). Also, the HDD drive is REALLY slow compared to my SSD. So it would be really nice if I could just boot the SSD.
Eventually I intend to get everything upgraded to amd64.
Thanks for the feedback.
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