Can 32bit OS run on 64bit hardware?

Frank Steinborn steinex at
Wed Jun 28 17:16:51 UTC 2017

Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:
> On Wed, 28 Jun 2017 07:31:44 -0400, Ernie Luzar wrote:
> > I have a running 32bit system and want to move that hard drive to a 
> > 64bit machine. Will the 32bit system work ok on the 64bit hardware?
> Definitely. I'm doing this on my home PC:
> FreeBSD 32 bit OS on a Intel Core 2 64 bit CPU.

Just out of curiosity, may I ask why you do this?

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