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Old 09-16-2008, 04:48 AM   #1
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Live CD of Fedora


I would like to try Fedora by using a live CD, or perhaps installing it on a USB memory stick and have had a look on the Fedora web site. It is not very clear to me what I need to download. I am using an "ordinary" 32-bit Windows machine and thought I needed the i386 version of Fedora but there doesn't appear to be one in the Live CD section, only i686 ones

Could someone please advise me what to download?

Many thanks

Old 09-16-2008, 04:55 AM   #2
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i686 is what you're looking for in that case. Put short, the 64-bit versions are usually marked with x86_64 and anything else then is 32-bit.

EDIT: The iNNN refers to the machine type the package/disc is meant for; i386 refers to the Intel 80386 chip, and i586, i686 etc. then refer to newer models. Anyway the discs marked with those are meant for 32-bit systems, whereas those meant for 64-bit systems are marked differently (they should always contain the number "64" so you'll know what it is for).

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Old 09-16-2008, 04:58 AM   #3
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The i686 should work fine in your system. You will download an .iso image file. After downloading it you will burn an IMAGE on to disk NOT just copy it to the cd. Make sure your systems bios is set to boot to cd-rom and you should be good to go.
If you have problem with the Fedora live-cd HERE is a list of live-cd you can pick from.
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Many thanks to you both for your replies. I will get on with it now and download and try out the appropriate live CD. I expect that I will be back with other questions before very long!

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Why i can not to connect to the web with my wana model lg 800
by fedora 7 KDE and Gnome
but there is no problem with fedora 8 it is OK
Why F7 present this bug
thanks for every one that can help me
Ok the problem is solved
these is no bug

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