New Macbook Air won't boot with 64-bit Kernel

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by umassche, May 3, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I'm using Mac OS X 10.6.7. on new Macbook Air (4GB). It won't boot with 64 bit kernel no matter what! my need is not a performance problem. I need to install "Togl" from source code and it won't get through unless the computer is in 64 bit kernel mode. It can be forced to boot in "64 bit kernel boot mode" but will still run with "32 bit kernel" (according to "Startup Mode Selector.app"). So the "uname -m" command gives "i386" as output. I need to get the output to be "x86_64" to be able to compile Togl. Can someone help please???:confused:
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    #2
    me too

    I have a brand new MBA and am running into this also. Even though I've found it to be 64 bit capable thru Terminal, I can't get it to start into this mode for anything I try.:apple:
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    Tried command line?

    Have you tried this using Terminal?

    sudo systemsetup -setkernelbootarchitecture x86_64

    Taken from here.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    #4
    How do you know if any MAC is in 64 bit mode ? How do you switch it from 32 to 64 bit mode ?
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    uname -m will output either i386, or x86_64

    To change, either hold down or 6 and 4 at startup, or see above....
     

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