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muts
2013-03-02, 23:30
The quick answer to this question is:



dpkg --add-architecture i386
apt-get update


The long answer can be found here: http://wiki.debian.org/Multiarch

Burn:Cycle
2013-04-18, 23:13
I have heard mixed opinions on this matter, but what are the main reasons someone would want to install the 32 bit version of Kali on their 64 bit PC?

clearday
2013-04-28, 23:47
Mostly for compatibility with existing drivers and programs. Also, most of the pen testing tools do not require or take advantage of 64-bit processing (except perhaps scanning and encryption cracking). Another way of looking at this is many software have been around since 32-bit era and still need to be rewritten to take advantage of 64-bit processing.


I have heard mixed opinions on this matter, but what are the main reasons someone would want to install the 32 bit version of Kali on their 64 bit PC?

charonsecurity
2013-06-21, 10:02
There is no advantage to 64bit over 32. Its an illusion to sell software and to get people to update their hardware. Its no faster. Its the samething with dual and quad core. What speeds up your computer and make it seem faster is the RAM. You notice that all new computer run 8gig of ram to do the same work as 2 gigs did?

Respectfully I disagree with this assessment in general. Although I do agree that running Kali in 32bit is my preference as clearday alluded to, there are real world advantages to using a 64bit system. However yes you are right in so far that there is not much of an advantage when it comes to running everyday software or doing remedial task such as email or documents, listening or watching media (2 Gigs of ram does this quite nicely). But if you move into the realm of encryption, media editing, compression, password generation, scientific computing or basically any memory intensive utilization (where 8 Gigs of ram comes to play) then obvious noticeable gains are observed.

perawang
2014-05-26, 15:34
I have been do it, but I get:
you must install 32bit developers..etc :confused:

falconflame
2014-07-19, 15:23
Mostly for compatibility with existing drivers and programs. Also, most of the pen testing tools do not require or take advantage of 64-bit processing (except perhaps scanning and encryption cracking). Another way of looking at this is many software have been around since 32-bit era and still need to be rewritten to take advantage of 64-bit processing.

I do agree with clearday on the statement Mostly for compatibility with existing drivers and programs. And also if you use kali 32-bit as persistence live USB, it'll work flawlessly in 32-bit and 64-bit machine.

newwaysys
2015-08-24, 05:31
thanks for this information.

Gh0sT.sh
2016-02-25, 12:36
can i use
dpkg --add-architecture i686
apt-get update

to install X64 in x86 ?

zv_odd
2016-02-26, 06:28
The quick answer to this question (in early 2016 on Kali Rolling) is:



dpkg --add-architecture i386
apt-get update
apt-get install lib32z1 lib32ncurses5 lib32stdc++6



Not sure if "dpkg --add-architecture i386" is even still required.

Sorry for grave digging, but this is a top search result.

hausoo
2016-03-31, 01:44
Since Wheezy introduces multiarch, the ia32-libs package in now deprecated. It is now possible to install 32bit packages directly:

dpkg --add-architecture i386 # enable multi-arch
apt-get update
apt-get install libc6:i386 # install base 32bit libraries

erythritol
2016-09-09, 01:18
better choose 64 bit to install in 64 bit computure, 64 bit has more intellengence than 32 bit

Hello_Friend
2016-10-31, 00:12
The quick answer to this question (in early 2016 on Kali Rolling) is:



dpkg --add-architecture i386
apt-get update
apt-get install lib32z1 lib32ncurses5 lib32stdc++6



Not sure if "dpkg --add-architecture i386" is even still required.

Sorry for grave digging, but this is a top search result.

For me it worked without it.

michaelwarne
2016-11-11, 09:32
If you want to install 32bit software of 64bit system, You could use free virtualization software, such as VirtualBox from Sun, to host a 32-bit operating system inside of Windows 7.

However, nearly all 32-bit software (games, office suites, photo editing) works just as well under Windows 7 x64.