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I have a questions regarding mandrake 10. I will be downloading the isos from www.linuxiso.org and they only have three cds to download. Unixfreak mentioned that mandrake 10 has 6cds, why the difference. Also, would i be able to install the isos in an AMD box. (AMD 900MHZ). Im little confused with i386 and i586 architecture. Can someone explain the difference? thanks in advance
No problems with an AMD CPU. There is lots of info on the web on Intel architecture but in a nutshell:
i286 - 80286 CPU
i386 - 80386
i486 - 80486
i586 - Pentium
i686 - Pemtium w/ mmx
Intel's CPU instruction set is downward compatable i.e. what is compilied for a i386 will work for 486, 586 etc. but a kernel compiled for a i586 will not work on a 80486 CPU. MDK's default kernel is compiled for a i586 but you could recompile to optimize it for the AMD
man how many times people must tell you YES!! its the same motherfu****** thing, your cds and your friend's cds is the same thing WHY? because thats the life, your cds arent labeled with x86
try with your friend's cds