[CentOS] Long time away for Centos installs, need some info

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Fri Nov 23 19:54:41 UTC 2012


On 11/23/2012 02:30 PM, Digimer wrote:
> On 11/23/2012 02:24 PM, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
>> I have not touched my Centos systems for over a year; it is time to get
>> current to do some new, interesting things.
>>
>> So of course, 6.3, but which install?
>>
>> I run a local repo that I rsync from a mirror near me.  So I believe I
>> can use the Netinstall iso, but which one?
>>
>> How do I determine if I have a i386 or x86_64 processor?
>>
>> If x86_64 how do I determine if I use EFI or not?
> Almost all systems sold in the last few years are 64 bit, so if in
> doubt, try installing. If the CPU is 32 bit only, it'll fail to install
> almost immediately. If you know what CPU you have, you can look it up on
> the manufacturer's website or on wikipedia to see what features it has.
>
> As for what media, well, that depends entirely on how often you plan to
> (re)install and what your bandwidth costs. It also depends on what you
> want to use CentOS for. For me, I usually use the minimal install and
> just install what I need, but it's not at all user friendly as almost
> nothing but the bare system is installed (not even man pages!).

But what is the difference for the x86_64-netinstall vs 
x86_84-netinstall-EFI?




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