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    Open SUSE Linux Installation Requirements


    Hello,

    I am new to Linux. I am planning to install open SUSE Linux on my system. These are my system specs

    Computer Specs

    1) Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.40GHz
    2) 1.99 GB of RAM
    3) Intel (R) 946GZ Express Chipset Family
    4) 80GB HDD

    In the open SUSE, there is something called 32 Bit PC - If I click on it, it takes me to link where I can download open SUSE for i586 systems.

    Normally, for Intel, it would be x86 and itanium it is i86, correct me if I am wrong. I want to know whether I can install after I download, because it is a pretty big file and just want to make sure that I am downloading the correct software. In case, open SUSE does not work, let me know which Linux distribution I can download ?

    Regards,
    Avin

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    Quote Originally Posted by avins_in View Post
    In the open SUSE, there is something called 32 Bit PC - If I click on it, it takes me to link where I can download open SUSE for i586 systems.

    Normally, for Intel, it would be x86 and itanium it is i86, correct me if I am wrong. I want to know whether I can install after I download, because it is a pretty big file and just want to make sure that I am downloading the correct software.
    Hello and welcome!

    You can find the hardware requirements for opensuse here:

    Hardware requirements - openSUSE

    Check the following threads for info explaining the different system architectures and 64-bit vs 32-bit Linux:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/har...a64-em64t.html

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...bit-linux.html

    Hope it goes well and you have fun with Linux.
    oz

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    Quote Originally Posted by avins_in View Post
    Hello,

    I am new to Linux. I am planning to install open SUSE Linux on my system. These are my system specs

    Computer Specs

    1) Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.40GHz
    2) 1.99 GB of RAM
    3) Intel (R) 946GZ Express Chipset Family
    4) 80GB HDD

    In the open SUSE, there is something called 32 Bit PC - If I click on it, it takes me to link where I can download open SUSE for i586 systems.

    Normally, for Intel, it would be x86 and itanium it is i86, correct me if I am wrong. I want to know whether I can install after I download, because it is a pretty big file and just want to make sure that I am downloading the correct software. In case, open SUSE does not work, let me know which Linux distribution I can download ?

    Regards,
    Avin
    In this context, i586 means Pentium I or better. So you should be good to go.

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    open SuSE should work fine. there is no point using 64bit OS with only 2G of RAM, 64bit is for if you have more than 4G of RAM so I have been told.

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