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Old 02-12-2006, 11:52 AM   #1
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Question How to install ISO for Fedora?

I'm very new to Linux and trying to find a good Distro that will also have a few security apps. I'm trying to break into the pen-testing field and now want to learn Linux.

I found these three links, but not sure what "i386, x86_64 and ppc mean?




Which one should I use? If I were to click on one of them, like "ppc" it gives me 4 ISO images which say "SRPMS" and 5 other disc images. What is SRPMS?

Old 02-12-2006, 11:57 AM   #2
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i386 is for 32-bit Intel architecture machines. If you have a 32-bit Intel or AMD CPU, then you want these ISOs.

x86_64 is for 64-bit architectures. If you have a 64-bit CPU, then you want these ISOs.

ppc is for PowerPC architectures. If you have a PPC based system (like the non-Intel Macs), then you want these ISOs.

The SRPMs are source RPMs, but I don't know much more than that. I'm pretty sure you want the "normal" ISOs though.

Also, your thread title asks a completely different question to what's in your post!

You need to burn those ISOs as images to CDs, not as ordinary files. Nero has a "burn image" option in its menu somewhere and other burning software you can get should also have a similar option. You then just need to boot from the first CD (after making sure your CD drive is the first boot device) and installation should commence.

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Old 02-12-2006, 12:03 PM   #3
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thanks for the answer. I think i'm a i386 then. I didn't quite know what to title my post. Oops!


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