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Old 04-23-2006, 06:22 PM   #1
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AMD athlon 64


is linux compatable with amd athlon 64?
 
Old 04-23-2006, 06:23 PM   #2
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Yes it is. I am posting from a amd 64 machine.
 
Old 04-23-2006, 06:24 PM   #3
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Sure is. You can run regular i386 Linux on it, or you can run specific AMD64 distros. I'm typing this on Debian for AMD64. Very many distros now have AMD64 builds.
 
Old 04-23-2006, 06:26 PM   #4
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so every single linux is compatable with amd 64?
 
Old 04-23-2006, 06:26 PM   #5
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can you guys tell me of a place where i can get the latest versions of linux?
 
Old 04-23-2006, 06:30 PM   #6
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so every single linux is compatable with amd 64?
Unless it's some weird kind like for a PowerPC Mac, or a Sparc, or something like that.

As long as it runs on "normal" PCs, it will run on AMD64. Think about Windows - that's a normal i386 OS, and it runs on AMD64 just fine.
 
Old 04-23-2006, 06:31 PM   #7
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whats a good place to download the latest versions of linux?
 
Old 04-23-2006, 06:36 PM   #8
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i was thinking the PClinuxOS..is that good?
 
Old 04-23-2006, 06:58 PM   #9
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For reviews and download links for tons of distros, check out http://www.distrowatch.com/.

I don't know PCLinuxOS, but I can tell you that Ubuntu is very popular right now and it's designed to be easy to get into.
 
Old 04-24-2006, 12:22 AM   #10
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Also please visit LQ ISO Plenty of x86 and x86_64 distros available for free
 
Old 04-24-2006, 06:42 PM   #11
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is ubuntu a live cd or can i install the OS to the hard drive and then boot from that, LIKE WINDOWS!! I dont like live cds because you always have to have the cd in the drive.
 
Old 04-24-2006, 07:01 PM   #12
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is ubuntu a live cd or can i install the OS to the hard drive and then boot from that, LIKE WINDOWS!! I dont like live cds because you always have to have the cd in the drive.
They have both kinds, the live cd has "live" in the filename and the other one has "install" in it - just pay attention to which one you get.
 
Old 04-24-2006, 08:30 PM   #13
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ok i got the install one. how come its always having install problems? it says that it failed and you may have to do that section of installing over again.???? Why does like every section fail?
 
Old 04-24-2006, 09:27 PM   #14
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ok i got the install one. how come its always having install problems? it says that it failed and you may have to do that section of installing over again.???? Why does like every section fail?
Give us more details. You are attempting to install an AMD64 version of Ubuntu? It is likely quite immature at this time (like most 64-bit operating systems are) and may not have all of the required drivers for your hardware if no 64-bit drivers have been written for a piece yet. Other than that it sounds like you may have a corrupt install disk. Try burning a new one and see how that goes.
 
Old 04-25-2006, 01:32 PM   #15
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i burned twice. and same exact install problems. i burned at a low speed too.
 
  


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