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Old 08-04-2005, 03:30 PM   #1
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amd 64 + which linux distro?


i jus brought an amd 3200+ 64 bit proc and i was about to install suse 9.1 into it but when i got to the installation part i got a msg saying something about my system being a 64 bit and the linux distro is made for 32 bit. so i didnt install it..

is there a distro for 64 bit?

does it cost a lot of problem if i install the 32 bit linux into the system ?
 
Old 08-04-2005, 07:07 PM   #2
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http://www.slamd64.com/
I just installed it for a friend on his amd64 3500+.
Man, it rocks... I compiled Xmame in 15mn. It takes 40mn on my 32bit 2800+ and 20mn on my 4 PC cluster. All the system is very reactive. Of course, installing 64bit programs can be tricky, but http://linuxpackages.net/ provides 64bit slackware packages.

You can install a 32-bit without problem... but if you want to dig Linux, then a Slackware-based-64bit-distro is just perfect.
 
Old 08-05-2005, 09:29 AM   #3
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i'm new to linux and will this be simple to install?
 
Old 08-05-2005, 04:31 PM   #4
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I suggest you to take a look at http://www.slackbook.org/html/index.html
All is here. Slackware seems to be difficult to install, but in fact, it's the simpliest installation ever. Enjoy.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 12:04 AM   #5
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Ok, but installing whatever dist just as usual (on a Athlon64) wont be a problem then?
I dont want any extra problems either...not with installation ant not with install of programs later on.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 08:38 AM   #6
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i chickened out and went with the ubuntu 64 cd and it is working fine.. thanx everyone

~chad
 
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