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Old 04-16-2006, 10:31 PM   #1
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How do I know what achitechture my machine is, want to download SUSE ISO's.

I want to try Linux's SUSE Distro and I'm not sure which ISO's to download because of the different architectures that are listed. What is PPC? I downloaded these ISO's and the 1rst disk won't even boot on my computer. I have an AMD XP 3200+, self built system w/ an ATI 9600 All-In-Wonder graphics card. With all the different architectures listed I want to be sure that I get the ISO's most compatible with my system. Thanks a lot:-)
Old 04-16-2006, 10:33 PM   #2
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type arch in a shell terminal
Old 04-16-2006, 10:41 PM   #3
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it tells you what each archicture is on the site:


This architecture supports the following processors:

* Intel Pentium 1-4, Celeron, 32bit Xeon, Celeron D
* AMD K6, Duron, Athlon, Athlon XP, Athlon MP, Sempron


This architecture supports the following processors:

* AMD Opteron, Athlon 64, AMD Athlon 64 X2, Sempron 64, Turion 64
* Intel Xeon, Xeon MP, Pentium 4 Extreme Edition
* Prossesors based on AMD's AMD64 & Intel's EM64T (Intel's implementation of AMD64)


This architecture supports the following processors:

* G5 / G4 / G3
* 604 / 603 / 601
* IBM RS/6000
* IBM pSeries (except the models with RS64 cpu)
* IBM iSeries
your 'AMD XP 3200+' would fall under x86. good luck!
Old 04-17-2006, 07:41 AM   #4
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Smile nadroj, thank you for clearing up my question on the architechtures

I downloaded the PPC ISO's when I needed the X86 ISO's. No wonder they wouldn't boot in my system. I'm now getting the ISO's (X86)for SUSE 10 Linux, I heard that is a good distro. I'm just learning Linux, I appreciate you responding to my question. If you have any pointers I'm all ears. Thanks again.
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SuSE is a very good distro.
You'll be well served


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