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Old 01-29-2009, 09:24 AM   #1
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openSUSE 11.1 i586 on i686 Architecture

My question is:

Would I have any problems installing the openSUSE 11.1 (i586) DVD on a i686 OS?

Here's my system information:

OS: Linux i686
System: openSUSE 10.2 (i586)
KDE: 3.5.5 "release 45.10"

More specifically, i think my architecture is i686;

1) I'm not sure how to figure out whether my computer is i686 or i586.

2) If I were to install openSUSE 11.1; I only see the .iso for i586, would it be okay to install on my current computer.

3) If i'm asking all the wrong questions; please point me in the right direction.

Thanks in advance.
Old 01-29-2009, 01:47 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by tak.rliu View Post
Would I have any problems installing the openSUSE 11.1 (i586) DVD on a i686 OS?
Its unclear what you mean by "on a i686 OS"; if you do a straightforward install of OpenSuSE (of whatever version), that would be the OS; if it is the OS (and putting aside things like virtualisation, which I assume that you don't mean) and therefore it can't be a problem that it is different from something else.

Assuming that you mean "installing the openSUSE 11.1 (i586) DVD on a i686 hardware", the answer is no, that will not cause problems.


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