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Old 06-08-2005, 09:02 PM   #1
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i686 vs i386 instruction architecture

I have a p3 laptop I want to put linux on. the only arch release in the distro I want is labeled as "i386". Is this what I want for my p3?

I'm assuming i686 is a superset of the i386 architecture and I'm all set. Right? And x86 refers to my p3 as well then, x being {i3, i4, i5, i6, ...} ?

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Old 06-08-2005, 09:18 PM   #2
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yes, you'll want to put either the x86 or i386 architecture on a PIII


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