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Old 05-21-2005, 10:11 AM   #1
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i386 & x86_64


What does i386 & x86_64 means?

How do i know my Linux distro support which one? I am using Fedora Core 3.
 
Old 05-21-2005, 10:17 AM   #2
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Please read the answer here.

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Old 05-21-2005, 10:17 AM   #3
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well, i386 is all standard pentium-class processors... up to pentium 4... x86_64 referes to AMD Athlon 64-bit processors.. if you don't know if you have a 64-bit processor... i can almost guarantee that you do not... Fedora Core 3 x86_64 edition would be a seperate download... I'm sure you downloaded the i386 version, which is most likely what you need...
 
Old 05-21-2005, 10:21 AM   #4
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64-bit are new breed of computers...I doubt if you have a 64-bit PC unless you've bought one recently. Also look at rpm's you've installed, if they end with i386 then you've a 32-bit PC...i am sure there's a way to tell what's your architecture but I can't remember it...frankly i've never thought of checking out my architecture because I know what i've got
 
Old 05-21-2005, 10:53 AM   #5
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i am sure there's a way to tell what's your architecture but I can't remember it ...
Code:
uname -i
This command print's the hardware platform.

More info with this:
Code:
man uname
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