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32-bit Mode

Starting with Wanos 2.6, Wanos will depend and boot on a 64-bit hardware by default. Users may get this error message when booting Wanos on a x86 only hardware:

This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU. Unable to boot – please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU.

If the user has a x86 hardware, they can boot wanos in 32-bit mode by following the instructions below.  This option is only available in Wanos Microcore/Tinycore version 3 only.

Steps to configure Wanos to boot in 32-bit mode:

  • Boot the Wanos USB appliance on a 64-bit capable hardware. Log into the Appliance with the correct Username and Password.
  • Edit the extlinux.conf file by typing:

vi /tce/boot/extlinux/extlinux.conf

  • Type a(ppend) to switch to edit mode, delete the entry 64 on line 2 leaving the entry:  DEFAULT core
  • Press the ESC key to exit edit mode and type wq! to save the changes.
  • Poweroff the machine and transfer the USB device to the target 32-bit machine.

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