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Old 05-04-2009, 11:49 PM   #1
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How to determine which iso to download?

Hi all,

How to determine which iso to download?

Here's my hardware specifications.

my laptop compaq nc4400 is using

intel r core tm 2 cpu t7200


which folder should I navigate? i386 or x86_64


"You could also choose the AMD64 (or x86_64) type, but then it will only run on newer 64-bit systems (64 bit systems can run 32 bit OS's, but not vice-versa)."

I run into problem installing Oracle 10gr2 x86_64 into Centos 5.3, an error that states that my installation fails because of a lack of packages being installed.

The weird thing is that the packages are for SuSe Linux

thanks a lot!
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well you've bought a 64 bit processor so you should get better performance from a 64 bit OS. At the same time though, it's a lot simpler just using 32bit, i386, versions as under a 64bit os you'll often find a lot of the i386 stuff gets installed anyway. And you can't run something like flash on 64 bit, so end up installing a lot of 32 bit stuff anyway. as for missing dependencies, that's not going to down to which distro you use but how you install the packages. if you install these oracle rpm's via yum (yum localinstall oracle.whatever.rpm) then yum will attempt to find any dependencies automatically. if it can't then you'll need to find them yourself and install directly.
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I would do both. Install 64 bit in one partition & install 32 bit in second partition. Keep 2 more partitions for /swap & your files.
When you install again do not let install change your files partition, so no personal files are lost.
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Originally Posted by acid_kewpie View Post
And you can't run something like flash on 64 bit, so end up installing a lot of 32 bit stuff anyway
Flash player 10 for 64 bit Linux:

Works OK for me on Slamd64, Debian-5-amd64, and Ubuntu-8.04-amd64.
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Isn't there an oracle bin file? I seem to remember so; last time I installed it was on Fedora 8 (64 bit) and I did not have any dependency issues at all.


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