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Old 03-18-2004, 10:41 AM   #1
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MDK10 is from "i586" isos. What about i686 machine?

The Mandrake 10 Community isos have "i586" in their name, which means, I think, that they are optimized for i586 architecture.

MDK10 runs fine on my i686 machine (ASUS P4P800 Deluxe).

Am I taking a performance hit by using the i586 version on my machine?

Will there be versions for specifically for i686?

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I don't think there is a i686 (pentium pro) version of Mandrake. They only have i586 (pentium) because if it were higher, it wouldn't work on a Pentium, and creating several versions for each architercture would be difficult. There will be i686 versions, if they weren't raising the bar they'd still be at i386. I think you will notice an improvement if your software is optimized for your architecture. If you want i686 (or greater) optimized, look into Arch and Gentoo Linux.
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you can recompile your kernel for i686.. not sure if the gains would be worth it though.
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Mandrake is optimized for i586 and higher. If there are any gains to be realised, this will be best done by building a custom kernel, and configuring it for your system.
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In the package installer, under System>Kernel and hardware, there are a couple of different kernels you can install, one of them being for the i686...
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This is the name of the 686 kernel. It also allows for more ram on the computer.

To install the kernel type:
urpmi kernel-i686-up-4GB-
as the root user.
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