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Old 03-19-2009, 02:39 PM   #1
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Which Debian 'testing' on Intel D945GCLF2 Essential Series Mini-ITX


This board (Intel D945GCLF2 Essential Series Mini-ITX) has Integrated dual-core Intel Atom processor. So, which Debian 'Squeeze' distribution can be installed? On Debian site they have AMD64 distro, which is for AMD-64 processors. They also have IA-64 Is it good for 'dual-core Intel Atom processor'?

Also, related to the previous question: I'm preparing a USB-stick using unetbootin-linux-319 utility. For Debian it has options: Testing_NetInstall or Testing_NetInstall_x64.Which one do I choose?

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Old 03-19-2009, 02:59 PM   #2
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The Amd64 net-install disc works for both Amd and Intel x86_64 processors.
The Ia-64 disc is for Intel's Itanium processors,this is not what you want.

Your call as to what architecture you want to install.

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Old 03-19-2009, 11:59 PM   #3
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BTW the board is a desktop variant.

>Your call as to what architecture you want to install.


Does this mean that I have the choice between AMD64 and i386? If so:

- Has anybody installed AMD64?
- Is it preferable over i386?
- Will the drivers from Intel site work with AMD64?

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Old 03-20-2009, 12:07 PM   #4
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Is the following link describing your processor?

http://processorfinder.intel.com/det...px?sSpec=SLG9Y

If so i would just go for the AMD64 version.
I doubt you will notice any gains in speed or performance over i386.
Which drivers are you referring to?
I have only had to install graphic drivers personally.
The rest has been handled by the kernel.
 
Old 03-21-2009, 09:07 PM   #5
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This link describes D945GCLF2 Intel Desktop Board. It says: 'Featuring the integrated 45nm Intel® Atom™ processor 330'. So apparently your link to the processor is correct. Click on the 'support' tab and see on the right 'Liux* support'. For the MoBo D945GCLF2 a LAN driver is available. There are other drivers but apparently they are for Windows. Among various Linux installations you can find Ubuntu which is probably closest to Debian. Unfortunately they don't say is it x32 or x64. x32 most probably. Now, since I can see that you've installed x64
- Why are you under impression that the speed is the same as i386?
- Otherwise, what would be advantages of running 64 except of being on the cutting edge of technology

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Old 03-22-2009, 07:09 AM   #6
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For everyday tasks such as web browsing and e-mail i doubt you will notice any speed increase over i386. One of the reasons i use x64 is to take advantage of all system memory.

As to the drivers,they are referring to Lan drivers,i would just install Testing and see what works!.

In the past there was no native plug-ins for flash and Java for x64 now there is, here's a link:

http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10.html

For Java i use the 'Icedtea' plug-in from the Debian repositories.

Also if you use the x64 version you will be running a kernel compiled specifically for that architecture.

Go for the install(x64!) and post back how you get on.

Bare in mind these are just my opinions.....

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