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    Debian Network Install - Mirror Choices and Additional Information

    I will be installing Debian on an Intel Pentium 4 530 computer. I need to select one of the following links for the official net install images for the "stable" release. Which of these would be appropriate for my computer?

    [alpha] [arm] [hppa] [i386] [ia64] [m68k] [mips] [mipsel] [powerpc] [sparc]

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    http://www.debian.org/CD/netinst/

    Any additional information regarding the installation of Debian, including specifics about the network installation or installing on my hardware, would be appreciated.

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    i386

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    i386 - that would be a 'ditto'

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottAALucas
    I will be installing Debian on an Intel Pentium 4 530 computer. I need to select one of the following links for the official net install images for the "stable" release. Which of these would be appropriate for my computer?

    [alpha] [arm] [hppa] [i386] [ia64] [m68k] [mips] [mipsel] [powerpc] [sparc]

    The website in question can be found here.

    http://www.debian.org/CD/netinst/

    Any additional information regarding the installation of Debian, including specifics about the network installation or installing on my hardware, would be appreciated.
    Well, what kind of hardware do you have? If you have an AMD or Intel cpu, that's i386. If you have an Intel Itanium (which you don't), that's IA64. If you have a half-way recent mac, that's PPC. Really old Macs are m68k. Sun makes the sparc, but they also make i386 boxes. The alpha was made by DEC, which went belly-up a while ago.

    You probably have an i386.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnufsh
    Well, what kind of hardware do you have? If you have an AMD or Intel cpu, that's i386. If you have an Intel Itanium (which you don't), that's IA64. If you have a half-way recent mac, that's PPC. Really old Macs are m68k. Sun makes the sparc, but they also make i386 boxes. The alpha was made by DEC, which went belly-up a while ago.

    You probably have an i386.
    He's running a Pentium 4...so its an i386

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    Indeed, but isn't it technically a i686?


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    oh yeah...thats right...I meant he would choose i386

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    Yes i386 is the correct choice but isn't a P4 technically a i686?


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    It is an i686 technically, but it is of course backwards compatible with i386 code.

    If you had both i386 and i686 as options, then those with Athlons and p4's would choose i686 to get better performance.

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    Cool, thats what I thought, I was just double checking.


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