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Old 05-07-2008, 11:58 AM   #1
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Alpha, i386, multi=arch, powerpc, sparc Which is my computer for configuring Debian?


When I install Debian Etch, the instructions and some options differ it seems regarding references I think to hardware, like i386 and alpha and sparc... How do I know which is right for my toying computer, and old "Hitech", Pentium 2, with a second hand 40gig HD?
 
Old 05-07-2008, 12:37 PM   #2
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For a Pentium 2 use the i386 architecture. Packages in the noarch category are usable on any architecture.

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Old 05-07-2008, 03:18 PM   #3
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Thanks, as a newbie, that surely helps.
 
  


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