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Hi everyone. Sorry if this seems like a dumb question. I'm planning to install Fedora core 4 on the second hard drive of a Dell Dimension 4300. I've installed Fedora ...
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    Dell Dimension 4300 - i386 or x86_64 ?


    Hi everyone.

    Sorry if this seems like a dumb question.

    I'm planning to install Fedora core 4 on the second hard drive of a Dell Dimension 4300. I've installed Fedora 3 on my PC at home so I'm reasonably confident about attempting the installation.

    However, I've just been to the Red Hat site and I'm unsure if I need i386 or x86_64 for the ISO files. Does anyone know which one it is likely to be? If not, where/how could I find out (I've tried googling it, but to no avail)

    Thanks,

    Daley

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    It's probably i686, which would be compatible with i386. x86_64 is (for now) for AMD's 64-bit processors. If you have one of those, go with x86_64. If it's an Intel, or AMD non-64 (a.k.a. 32-bit) go with i386.
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    it's not an amd. dell pc's ship with intel inside. i386 is what i used.
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    To further clarify, the x86_64 architecture applies only to AMD64 chips and Intel EM64T chips. All modern 32-bit chips fall into the i386,i486,i586, and i686 categories.

    The Dell Dimension 4300 uses a Pentium 4 according to the specs I found on a search. That is a 32-bit i686 chip, which works with any of the i386-i686 architectures.
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