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Old 01-22-2005, 08:52 AM   #1
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linux for my 64 bit AMD


Hello,

im new here and to linux, untill now I have been using windows xp.
but I am looking for a linux that is best for my AMD 64 3200+

And also where can I download it, because linux is free isnt it?

Atm im downloading the thinkblue linux, issit any good?

Any help, I'm really new to linux and don't give me a hard OS then

Cheers
 
Old 01-22-2005, 09:33 AM   #2
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Since you're new to Linux, you might have good luck with a distribution that comes with good defaults and broad support. I've never heard of Thinkblue so I can't comment on it, but I would say that a good starting point may be Fedora for you.

Fedora Download Instructions

Distrowatch.com has some of the more popular distributions along with information about them. You may also want to check that site out. I'm sure that others would be able to give you more personal experiences in making your hardware work though.
 
Old 01-22-2005, 10:32 AM   #3
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You could also try downloading Mandrake Linux 10.1 AMD 64.
 
Old 01-22-2005, 11:25 AM   #4
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Where do you get that from I cannot find it on the Mandrake website?
As far as I know you can only get this for Euro 99. Let me know if Mandrake has changed it's policy on this.

You can download Fedora core 3 for 64 from download.fedora.redhat.com, but if you are downloading the dvd version
the browsers download managers do not work for this large file they limit at 2Gbytes. You can downlaod the iso with
wget or gFTP which I have just done.

http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu.../3/x86_64/iso/

From Redhat site quote:
FC3-x86_64-DVD.iso (md5sum: 2786a751df919f340d967a4833b63b16)
Note: If you are using HTTP or FTP to download, some download clients cannot handle the DVD image because it is larger than 4 gigabytes. Please refer to the documentation of your download client for details.

It is only near 2.6Gbytes actually but still Kbear, Mozilla, Firebird and Konqueror do not work, only gFTP worked for me and I burned with K3b.


You can of course buy the cheaper SuSE 9.2 which includes a double sided dvd side B has the 64 bit code amd64 on and really
works well. Not yet tested the Fedora core yet as I have only just managed the download of the dvd.

 
Old 01-22-2005, 12:01 PM   #5
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Really? I thought they had the 64bit community version.... Nope I cant find one either....
 
Old 01-22-2005, 12:02 PM   #6
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Awesome! I found it http://gulus.usherbrooke.ca/pub/dist...el/iso/x86_64/

Enjoy
 
Old 01-22-2005, 02:46 PM   #7
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Great thanks.

I stand corrected, I hope it hasn't to many bugs.

Would like a dvd version if possible any chance you know where to get that?

 
Old 01-22-2005, 02:58 PM   #8
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i downloaded suse 9.1 personal edition, havent tried it yet (its 32 bit right?)

now im downloading that mandrake
Thank you all for the replies

ps: Mandrake includes emus to play games like UT2004 and stuff?
and a guide to install it would be nice as well£

Cheers Tester
 
Old 01-22-2005, 03:03 PM   #9
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isnt this a working version either?

http://iso.linuxquestions.org/version.php?version=98

Cheers Tester
 
Old 01-22-2005, 03:23 PM   #10
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No thats for 32 bit CPU's, look for one that is x86.
 
Old 01-22-2005, 03:50 PM   #11
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Superganja has it right, his pointer is to the amd64 version with 3 disks of RC1
which I am now downloading.

Anyone, know of RC2 86 version or the release, preferably the dvd iso's?

 
Old 01-22-2005, 06:18 PM   #12
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No thats for 32 bit CPU's, look for one that is x86.
You do realize that x86 is 32 bit, x86_64 is 64 bit, right?

Anyways, SUSE 9.2 is available for download for 64 bit processors. You can find it at

ftp://ftp.oregonstate.edu/pub/suse/s....2-FTP-DVD.iso

There are many others. Ubuntu, SUSE, Fedora, Mandrake, Whitebox/CentOS (rebuilds of Red Hat Enterprise Linux that are freely redistributable) and numerous others.
 
Old 01-22-2005, 07:43 PM   #13
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Oops my bad then....
 
Old 01-23-2005, 05:48 AM   #14
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Thanks Linux-Rulz for your SuSE 9.2 64 bit pointer I thought you had to buy that?

I'll try that after Fedora Core 3.

x86_64 is the term for amd64 processor code in case some don't know, I am not sure if the same code can be used
with the Intel 64 bit processor?

 
Old 01-23-2005, 06:19 AM   #15
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I have downloaded the disks from the pointer SuperGanja mentioned.
They are faulty I am afraid so I am back to 10.0 version.
I guess since they are RC1 discs the load bugs are back since 10.0.
The loading into memory on my machine stops at the first blue bit no matter which drive I use.
Could be they might work on other hardware. I am using the Gigabte amd 64 bit board with Sata single drive.
10.0 works great so does SuSE9.1 and Fedora core 3.

I still would like to upgrade to Man10.1 amd64 version, so if anyone has a pointer to the RC2 version or
release , I would appreciate it.

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