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Old 01-24-2010, 03:42 PM   #1
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Which DVD ISO do I download?


The title says it all really. Basically, every mirror that I've come across for the latest Gentoo ISO all have seperate folders for x86, amd64 and x86_64 but what's confusing for me is I'm using a laptop with an Intel single core processor and usually when I'm figuring out which ISO I'm supposed to download, I'll go for x86 ones thinking they're 32-bit.

...I should note that I'm after the full install DVD rather than the minimal CD so I can sort it out all in one and feel more confident doing it that way.

But the confusing thing about it is inside the x86 folders are files with the filename "livedvd-x86-amd64-32ul-10.1.iso"

..Which, there, it's the filenames that are confusing me because unlike the above filenames including the amd64 bit that's confusing me, the x86-minimal-install CD folders contain files that are clearly understandable for me, as "install-x86-minimal-20100119.iso"


I was just wondering if someone could clear this up for me as I really want to try out Gentoo after other distributions being a little bit boring for me to use everyday but I can't get the understanding of this bit.

If I want the full DVD, do I go for the one thats filename includes amd64 or is there more to it to understand than what I'm thinking about?


Thanks in advanced.
 
Old 01-24-2010, 03:55 PM   #2
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Go for x86, you can ignore the amd64 reference.
 
Old 01-24-2010, 03:59 PM   #3
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Sorry, I don't get what you said. Did you mean as in, download the full DVD and ignore the amd64 or x86 minimal CD?
 
Old 01-24-2010, 04:21 PM   #4
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Avoid the ones that say x86_64. Those are for 64 bit systems.
 
Old 01-24-2010, 04:30 PM   #5
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I am but that's where I come across the x86-amd64 ISO files. This is what I mean.

Here is a link to x86 releases from Gentoo's HTTP download mirrors

Here is the LQ ISO mirror

The x86 folders always contain a x86-amd64 reference for the full DVD. Which is where I'm getting confused. Is it that I cannot download a full DVD ISO for Gentoo 32bit so I have to use minimal CD or is this a confusing naming convention?

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Old 01-24-2010, 04:38 PM   #6
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Hi -

I understand your confusion.

I believe in this case, the .iso combines *both* 32- and 64-bit versions; it will auto-detect and select the correct version for you at runtime.

I would encourage you to download and try this file:

Quote:
livedvd-x86-amd64-32ul-10.1.iso
I believe it should work on your 32-bit PC.

Here is a partial listing of the contents of this .iso:
Quote:
Directory listing of /ISOLINUX/
d--------- 0 0 0 4096 Oct 9 2009 [ 37 02] .
d--------- 0 0 0 2048 Oct 9 2009 [ 29 02] ..
---------- 0 0 0 2048 Oct 9 2009 [ 49 00] BOOT.CAT;1
---------- 0 0 0 129 Sep 17 2009 [1311347 00] BOOT.MSG;1
---------- 0 0 0 197930 Sep 18 2009 [1311348 00] ELILO.EFI;1
---------- 0 0 0 951 Sep 30 2009 [1311445 00] F2.MSG;1
---------- 0 0 0 1468 Sep 17 2009 [1311446 00] F3.MSG;1
---------- 0 0 0 1353 Sep 30 2009 [1311447 00] F4.MSG;1
---------- 0 0 0 1404 Sep 30 2009 [1311448 00] F5.MSG;1
---------- 0 0 0 879 Sep 17 2009 [1311449 00] F6.MSG;1
---------- 0 0 0 1466 Sep 30 2009 [1311450 00] F7.MSG;1
---------- 0 0 0 1961440 Oct 9 2009 [1311451 00] GENTOO.;1
---------- 0 0 0 9643161 Oct 9 2009 [1312409 00] GENTOO.IGZ;1
---------- 0 0 0 2032368 Oct 9 2009 [1317118 00] GENTOO64.;1
---------- 0 0 0 9773347 Oct 9 2009 [1318111 00] GENTOO64.IGZ;1
---------- 0 0 0 14336 Oct 8 2009 [ 50 00] ISOLINUX.BIN;1
---------- 0 0 0 873 Oct 4 2009 [1322884 00] ISOLINUX.CFG;1
---------- 0 0 0 86 Sep 17 2009 [1322885 00] KERNELS.MSG;1
---------- 0 0 0 94760 Sep 18 2009 [1322886 00] MEMTEST86.;1
---------- 0 0 0 1167019 Oct 1 2009 [1322933 00] SYSTEM.MAP_GENTOO;1
<= You'll note there are *two* versions of Gentoo: "GENTOO64" ... and "the other GENTOO"
'Hope that helps .. PSM

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Old 01-24-2010, 04:47 PM   #7
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Hey. Yeah. Bingo. That's explained it perfectly. Thank you very much for your advice. I will download that ISO now. Thanks again.
 
  


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