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Old 07-13-2006, 02:23 PM   #1
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Confusion with iX86


halo..i am new to linux and i dun understand the difference between i386,i486,i586 and i686 ?
Can anyone give explanation about this ?
 
Old 07-13-2006, 02:37 PM   #2
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It's all about processors. Something marked i386 will probably run on any Intel-compatible processor not older than 15 years or something. i486 also, but maybe you should say 12 years. If you don't know what 80386 means, I can only say it's some old processor series. i586 is for pentium-compatible and higher. i686 means something like pentium 3+, pentium m, AMD K7 (or K8?) and higher, any modern processor.

I guess you can yahoo details.
 
Old 07-13-2006, 03:14 PM   #3
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Here's one useful link:
http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~chrisc/COURSE...slides/cpu.pdf

Also, Google on "amd intel equivalence" for some good stuff
 
Old 07-13-2006, 09:25 PM   #4
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i686 means something like pentium 3+, pentium m, AMD K7 (or K8?) and higher, any modern processor.
i686 means the really really really old Pentium Pro or higher for Intel and K6 for AMD. The K5 is *almost* i686 but it's missing some instructions so running a i686 package on one would be a guessing game as to whether it'd run or not or how buggy it would be.
 
Old 07-14-2006, 02:24 AM   #5
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Oh, missed one generation. I always thought that early Pentium II were not i686. Sorry.
 
Old 07-14-2006, 03:48 AM   #6
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now i am using fedora core 4 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 i386 ....can i install kernel devel package of i686 ? because i cannot find any package of 1386.

I had encounter a problem, please have a look on this link http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=462328
( Mobile mesh installation problem)

The Brian1 suggested me to install kernel devel package that might able to solve the problem.
Is it the below link are the suggestion related to Brian1 ??
http://www.linuxant.com/driverloader...ernel-i686.php

If u have any suggesstions, please drop a message here. Thx
 
  


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