Intel core2duo, opensuse 11, 64-bit

Hallo all,
I have installed opensuse 11 on a labtop system containing:

  • Intell Core2duo 7500
  • 4 GB of RAM

Since the core2duo is 64-bit and I want to fully access/use my 4 GB, I installed x86_64 opensuse 11. After the initial install, I ran “uname -a” and received as kernel version x86_64 ( so 64-bit ), however I ran an update ( latest patches ) and after the reboot I noticed that the uname -a reported “i686” so no 64-bit kernel any more.

When I try installing 64-bit applications, the installer complains that the kernel is not 64-bit.

Installed centos 5.1 64-bit and do not have the problem their.

I wanted to run opensuse and not centos ( rhel clone ), but I need to resolve this problem.

Any advice ? Suggestions why.

Thanks !

What does the openSUSE YaST Software Management module show is the kernel installed? If for some reason the update switched you to 32-bit (that would really be strange), just reinstall the 64-bit kernel from there. Then, double-check that the /boot/grub/menu.lst file is correctly pointing to that kernel.