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- Apr 2007
Mamdirva Linux Installation Problem
I downloaded Mandriva Linux 2007. There were two installation ISO sets. One fo x86 and the other for i586. I downloaded the files for thats compatible with x86. The actuall name for this ISO given in the site is Mandriva Free 2007 CDs for x86_64. It was given in the README that we can use this on both 64bit and 32bit processor. The linux automatically detects the processor arch and runs the 64bit or 32bit architecture. Mine is a 32 bit processor. When i tried to instal the OS after booting for the disk after BIOS it tells me that "Yours i a 32 bit software. You cant install 64 bit softwaes on your system." The only option i get is ti reboot my system. No other options are active. So when i reboot the same problem occurs. Can anybody help me?
04-04-2007 #2Originally Posted by kmsram420
i286, i386, i486, i586 and i686 are all collectively known as "X86" processors.
04-04-2007 #3It was given in the README that we can use this on both 64bit and 32bit processor.
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There are only isos available for download. One i the x86 and the other is the i586.I am uing pentium 4 32 bit machine. So you mean to say that i must try the i586 compatible version?
04-04-2007 #5Originally Posted by kmsram420"To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."
04-04-2007 #6Originally Posted by kmsram420
Either way, as antidrugue pointed out, you will want to download the i586 version. That will work on a Pentium 4.
If you go to the Mandriva Free 2007 download page looking for the DVD http://www.mandriva.com/en/download/free
there is only one available.
According to Mandriva:
"A dual architecture (i586 and x86_64) DVD. You can use it on both 32- and 64-bit x86 machines, the installer will detect your processor and boot the correct version of the installer. If you want to use a 32 bit installation on a 64 bit machine, you can select it by pressing F3 then F6 at the boot prompt."
04-04-2007 #8Originally Posted by llebcire
first Mandriva Free 2007 CDs for i586 for 32 bit machines.
second Mandriva Free 2007 CDs for x86_64 for 64 bit machines.
third Mandriva Free 2007 DVD for i586 and x86_64. its for 64 bit machines only. as i mentioned earlier, one can install 32bit version in 64 bit machine. you can not install this version in 32 bit machine.
04-07-2007 #9Originally Posted by llebcire