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

fred smith fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us
Fri Nov 23 20:15:57 UTC 2012


On Fri, Nov 23, 2012 at 02:54:41PM -0500, Robert Moskowitz wrote:
> 
> 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?

the latter is for EFI systems (EFI instead of BIOS), while the latter
would be for traditional BIOS.
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