I've been trying to get linux installed on a Dell Precision 670, and without fault I couldn't get the internet connection working (connecting via ethernet). Now, I just realized that the network card is 64-bit Intel Gigabit, and I had been installing i386 distributions.
I take it that since I had no success the 64-bit network card is not backwards compatible (duh) and will only operate with a 64-bit kernel. Now my question is, I use an AMD at home and download the x86_64 labeled distributions at home, but since this the dell uses intel xeon processors, do I need something other than x86_64 (ive seen ia64 i think)? Or will x86_64 work?
Someone please clarify this for me! Thanks!