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Old 03-08-2009, 05:15 PM   #1
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I have been using Windows XP and the activation is just about over. I want to install Linux on this machine now. I have a few questions if anyone can help. I downloaded some Mandriva CDs and it said they was for 64 bit. For 2009, there is only 64/x64 and x86.

Is there a version of Mandriva for 32Bit processors? If so, could someone post me a link to it. Ideally a DVD since I have no CDR's.

Many thanks!
Old 03-08-2009, 06:34 PM   #2
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When it's labled x86 or i586 it means it is 32bit, x86_64 is 64 bit. Mandriva even offers a dual architecture install dvd where you can choose between 32 and 64 bit after booting from it.

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