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Old 02-04-2006, 12:57 PM   #1
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Which version of same distro to install?

First, thanks to all for the lq etiquette info that I requested. Now I know what not to do.

Anyway, I have decided on a new distro to install, but they have two sets of iso images:


I don't know the difference, or which set to burn.
Any advice?
Old 02-04-2006, 01:04 PM   #2
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For a standard install, use the FC4-i386-disc<1-4>.iso
Old 02-04-2006, 01:06 PM   #3
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You should download the non-SRPMS ones - they're the ones you're looking for. Also, might I suggest that you go for the FC4 DVD? It's better than having to burn 4 different CDs... Either way, they're all available from the mirror.


Old 02-04-2006, 02:19 PM   #4
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Yes. Go with the first one. If you are asking questions like this then it's most certainly the one you want.
Old 02-04-2006, 03:48 PM   #5
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Just so you know why you should go for the first one, they are the images to be burnt to disk and used when installing a system.

The SRPMs are RPMs (The type of packagemanagement used by Fedora) with source code.


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