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Old 12-14-2005, 12:42 AM   #1
Pingachevsky
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N00b Alert: Fedora Core 4 architecture and monitor detection questions.


Okay, I'm looking into installing FC4 on my machine now that I won't have to configure a modem any more. However, when I got to the ISO download section of fedora.redhat.com, I noticed that there was the i386 and X86_64 versions. Now, I have an AMD3500+, so I thought about the 64 bit version, but I heard that the i386 version is overall a better choice due to increased compatibility. Is there any major reason that the X86_64 is a bad idea?
Also, I have one of those fancy TV to VGA converter boxes hooked up to my monitor. Is there any conflicts with the settings being correctly detected during the install because of this that anyone can think of? Or should I just unhook it for the install?
 
Old 12-14-2005, 01:48 PM   #2
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I noticed that there was the i386 and X86_64 versions. Now, I have an AMD3500+, so I thought about the 64 bit version, but I heard that the i386 version is overall a better choice due to increased compatibility.
x86_64 are for 64-bit processors while i386 version are for 32-bit processors. If your processor is 64-bit, you can choose x86_64 or i386. AMD's 64-bit processors are fully compatible with 32-bit OS. That means you won't have any trouble running i386 version of fedora (or any i386 linux distro) an AMD 64-bit CPU. However, x86_64 versions of fedora (or any other x86_64 linux distro) will not work on 32-bit processors.

So you should first check out if your processor 64-bit. The safest bet is to use i386 version.

BTW, I have no idea about your other question...may be someone else can tell you more.
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