Unable to install 32 bit application on 64 bit OS

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Old 08-09-2012
Unable to install 32 bit application on 64 bit OS


I am new to Linux OS. My question is that "is it possible to install 32 Bit application on 64 Bit OS?"
I have the following Redhat OS on VMware workstation.
OS - Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.2 | 2.6.32-220.el6.x86_64

While installing the application I am getting the following error.
Error -
: /lib/ld-linux.so.2: bad ELF interpreter: No such file or directory

Steps taken - Tried to install glibc-devel-2.1.3-15.i386.rpm
Error -
[root@localhost local]# ls -lart glibc-devel-2.1.3-15.i386.rpm
-rw-r--r--. 1 root root 8437424 Aug  9 22:01 glibc-devel-2.1.3-15.i386.rpm
[root@localhost local]# yum install glibc-devel-2.1.3-15.i386
Loaded plugins: product-id, refresh-packagekit, security, subscription-manager
Updating certificate-based repositories.
Setting up Install Process
No package glibc-devel-2.1.3-15.i386 available.
Error: Nothing to do
[root@localhost local]#

Kindly help.

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IBM Unable to install Installation Manager on RHEL 6.0/6.1 (64-bit) - United States
# 2  
Old 08-13-2012
You can install 32-bit applications on RHEL. However you need to install all the necessary 32-bit libraries first.
# 3  
Old 08-14-2012
Bug Solution:

The application you are trying install needs libraries. Now, since you are installing the 32 bit app, it is looking for 32 bit libraries. But, your OS is 64 bit so it will not have 32 bit libraries. Check for the libraries needed & download the 32 bit version.
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