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    I have a celeron 900Mhz processor, I would like to try gentoo with stage 3. There are package CD for x86 ,i686 and pentium 3. What package CD should I use. I am new to gentoo and this is my first installation.

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    i686 would be your best bet as you don't have a PIII. The celeron is a 686 model CPU, so that would be the closest match.
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    actualy, ive always wondered what the processor archetectues are, does anyone know of a list ,whenever i try to google it, i jsut get teh thousands of mirrors for various ditro dl's
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    I did a little google search and...

    http://www.msi.com.tw/program/produc...?UID=66&kind=4

    My celeron is 900Mhz and fsb(system bus) 100Mhz. So i decided it as celeron coppermine.

    http://www.freehackers.org/gentoo/gc...flag_gcc3.html

    The above page shows that celeron coppermine = pentium 3

    So can I use pentium3 packageCD; or any package CD will work, but pentium 3 will be more optimized for me. just my guess;

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    yeah, or you can start w/ a generic x86 and then build it up from there, tahts the great thing about linux/gentoo there are many levels and you can do w/e you want!
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    After learning about i386,i486,i586,i686, pentium, pentium pro, celeron 1, celeron 2, pentium 2,3,4... it seems that i686 is the closest match for celeron as sarumont mentioned

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    I recommend starting with the vanilla x86 livecd, and, after installing, running:

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    emerge -av world
    That will recompile everything for your processor, in addition to giving you the latest versions of everything.

    (Actually, personally, I recommend not using the livecd at all, or at least not using the automated installer; it's given me no end of trouble! YMMV, of course.)

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