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Old 01-28-2010, 11:03 AM   #1
tesseract4d
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Just some help on downloading Debian


Hello,

I'm planning on downloading Debian via torrents @ http://www.debian.org/CD/torrent-cd/.

Just wanted to verify the following

1. To download Debian for a 64 bit amd athlon I've got to use the link which reads [amd64]

2. To download Debian for a 64 bit Intel Core2Quad I've got to use the link which reads [ia64]

3. And to download Debian for any cpu I use the link which reads [alpha]

Am I right here?
Just confirming - Using a slow internet connection and it takes hours without doing anything else on the net to download a large file - so being on the safe side before downloading
 
Old 01-28-2010, 11:26 AM   #2
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Typically an i386 version will work on almost any cpu. but for the 64 bit versions you are correct.
 
Old 01-28-2010, 11:29 AM   #3
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Quote:
1. To download Debian for a 64 bit amd athlon I've got to use the link which reads [amd64]
Correct.

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2. To download Debian for a 64 bit Intel Core2Quad I've got to use the link which reads [ia64]
No.You use the Amd64 disc for both as it covers Intel's EM64T architecture also.
See the link here:

http://www.debian.org/ports/amd64/

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3. And to download Debian for any cpu I use the link which reads [alpha]
No.Alpha is another type of processor,not a 'installs on anything' disc.

http://www.debian.org/ports/alpha/
http://www.debian.org/ports/alpha/sys_types
 
Old 01-28-2010, 11:30 AM   #4
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Not quite. Alpha is a separate CPU architecture altogether; not X86 compatible. The 'i386' package should run on any X86 CPU. There is no distribution which is totally CPU independent.
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:12 PM   #5
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USE AMD64 FOR CORE 2 DUO!

amd64, aka x86_64, is actually the architecture used in most Intel CPUs.

ia64 is just for intel Itanium CPUs.
 
Old 01-28-2010, 10:58 PM   #6
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Thanks a lot
 
  


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