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Old 04-23-2010, 04:36 PM   #1
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Which Linux Image options is right for my architecture?


My PC is has an AMD 6000 CPU. Here are the image options for the distribution that I want to download:

[alpha][arm][hppa][i386][ia64][m68k][mips][mipsel][powerpc][sparc][s390][source]
 
Old 04-23-2010, 04:59 PM   #2
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I believe the architecture you should use is amd64 (not listed in your post). It would help to know which distribution(s) you are considering, and for what purpose.
 
Old 04-23-2010, 05:16 PM   #3
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Distribution: Debian Sarge
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Old 04-23-2010, 05:16 PM   #4
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amd64 (a.k.a. x86_64)
 
Old 04-23-2010, 05:18 PM   #5
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You can use either of i386 or amd64 since amd64 is fully backward compatible with i386 arch. If you have more than 4GiB of (system RAM+video RAM), then amd64 should be preferred.

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Old 04-23-2010, 05:21 PM   #6
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I believe when you say "AMD 6000 CPU", it is probably either an AMD Athlon X2 6000 or an AMD Opteron 6000. It probably doesn't really matter from a software arch point of view which it is, even if these are different die mask parts.

i386 will work for these parts, but, if you have a decent amount of memory (greater than about 3 G) AMD64 may well be a better choice.

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Old 04-23-2010, 05:49 PM   #7
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Also keep in mind Sarge was the 2005 release of Debian (amd64 architecture was not fully supported by Debian at that time), and support for it ended in 2008. Give the current release, Lenny, a try.

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