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    Question diff between i686 and X86_64 installation

    I have p4 with 512 mb ram,40 gb hard disk...i want to install linux from live cd..for this i have to download iso image..there are some options in the download i686 and X86_64 option...which one sould I download..i want to install desktop version..I want to know the differences also
    Last edited by devils casper; 02-25-2010 at 12:44 PM. Reason: removed formatting tags

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    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    i686 is for 32bit machines and other is for 64bit. You can install 32bit OS ( i686 ) in 64bit machine but its not possible to install x86_64 OS in 32bit machine.

    Check more details in this thread. I would suggest you to go for i686 only.
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    Linux Enthusiast scathefire's Avatar
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    512 MB of RAM? go with i686
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