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Old 09-12-2008, 02:48 PM   #1
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architectures... ?


hi guys i am a newbie and i want to run linux on two of my machines... however i dont know what are their architectures or however this is called so i dont know which iso to download... actually i 'd prefer to install Arch Linux however the only isos i found on their website was i686 and x86_64. the machines are both pentium 3 at 880 MHz the one and 2.6 GHz the other. can anyone please tell how can i find out their architectures and which iso should i download? thank you...
 
Old 09-12-2008, 02:54 PM   #2
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download an ISO for 32-bit processor(aka i386, i686, etc).
 
Old 09-12-2008, 04:12 PM   #3
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Try a live CD. Once you are logged in, do
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cat /proc/cpuinfo
and see if there is the lm (long mode) flag. In that case it is a 64-bit processor.
 
Old 09-12-2008, 08:37 PM   #4
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Try a live CD. Once you are logged in, do
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cat /proc/cpuinfo
and see if there is the lm (long mode) flag. In that case it is a 64-bit processor.
No need to do this. All Pentium 3's are 32-bit
 
Old 09-13-2008, 12:44 AM   #5
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so that means that i download i686 right? thanks guys...
 
Old 09-13-2008, 01:01 AM   #6
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