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Hey all, I'm looking to try out a 64 bit distro on my new laptop. I've tried fedora core 1 64 bit version, but i can't seem to get a ...
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    Best 64 Bit Distro


    Hey all,

    I'm looking to try out a 64 bit distro on my new laptop.

    I've tried fedora core 1 64 bit version, but i can't seem to get a boot. It installed successfully, but whenever i boot, i get either a black screen or a scrambled screen.
    I'm relatively sure that a driver update would fix that, but i don't know how to update the driver without being able to login to the o/s.

    What are the other distro's with 64 bit versions.

    I checked distrowatch, but found it too hard to find the 64 bit versions.

    I would really like ISO's too, but ftp is not completely out of the question, just a lot more inconveniant. I don't have anywhere near my router were i could set the laptop down to run cat5 into it, and i don't really want to install ndiswrapper to use my wifi for just doing an installation.

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    I believe that Slack has a 64-bit version as well as MDK. Gentoo, of course, would be my suggestion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarumont
    I believe that Slack has a 64-bit version as well as MDK. Gentoo, of course, would be my suggestion.
    I've run 64-bit SuSE 9.1 Pro and it's great too. FC2 also has a 64-bit version now if I'm not mistaken.
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    yeah FC2 has a 64 bit version, but a buddy of mine had a lot of trouble with it, thats why i opted for the FC1.

    I can't seem to find a slackware version, and i've always wanted to try gentoo, so i might go for it....

    Probably start on that friday night, so wish me luck.....

    thanks for the replies

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