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Old 10-27-2003, 12:46 PM   #1
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ISO Versions---> i386, i486, i586 Which one is for me


I am currently running Red Hat 9 and I am considering going to Mandrake 9.1. My problem is that i am not sure which iso to download... I am getting the isos from Linuxiso.org and under the mandrake version there is i586 isos and PPC isos, which do i choose. My current system is an AMD 1700, 256 MB DDR RAM, Windows XP on one side and RH9 on the other. Also 2 69GB HDD, thanks in advance for yalls help.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 12:48 PM   #2
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i586
 
Old 10-27-2003, 12:49 PM   #3
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wow that was quick... Thanks chris
 
Old 10-27-2003, 12:50 PM   #4
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please don't take this as an insult or anything... but have you really never heard of a 386 or a 486 processor? I find it so strange when people ask this question.....
 
Old 10-27-2003, 01:37 PM   #5
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well truthfully the only thing that i have heard of with ix86 is the "i386" folder on the windows install cds. i am quite the noob here so it is all looking like chinnese to me
 
Old 10-27-2003, 01:40 PM   #6
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i586 and PPC ISOs are just versions of Mandrake built specifically for a certain type of processor architecture. PPC (PowerPC) is the Mac architecture and 586 is Pentium class ( if we use Intel as an example). This is suitable for Pentiums I through IV and Celerons as well as all AMD Athlons and Durons and several others.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 01:48 PM   #7
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Does mandrake use "RPMs" like RH9 or is there something else i should look for when trying to install programs?
 
Old 10-27-2003, 01:52 PM   #8
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Seek and ye shall find... i am looking at the "Rute Users Guide" this i clicked on under acid_kewpie's signature and just answered my own question
 
Old 10-27-2003, 01:52 PM   #9
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Mandrake does use RPMS...
 
  


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