[CentOS] Troubles for an non-IT beginner

Sun Jan 16 17:45:09 UTC 2011
Robert Heller <heller at deepsoft.com>

At Sun, 16 Jan 2011 18:31:04 +0100 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 16, 2011 at 5:02 PM, Robert Heller <heller at deepsoft.com> wrote:
> > i386 is for older technology PCs. The x86_64 is for newer PCs
> >
> How can I know that I have to use i386 or x86_64, my machine is not very new
> though.

How old is it?

> > The x86_64 release takes two DVDs, but the second DVD just has
> > OpenOffice language packs.
> >
> It would be great if you get me the direct link like amongst
> http://ftp.iitm.ac.in/centos/5.5/isos/i386/ which one? Further, without
> knowledge only, it took only one CD when I downloaded Fedora, here more than
> one CD is there? We cannot do it later by using some command like yum.
> Please elaborate.

There is one DVD and a bunch of CDs.  The files have names that
identify what they are.  You want the one with 'DVD' in its name (there
is both a direct download and one link for torrent (the link name as
'torrent' in it).  The ones in the above directory are for 32-bit
machines (i386).  Look in 


for the 64-bit versions.

You might want to start by downloading one of the Live CDs and using
that to see if your system's hardware is supported.

Robert Heller             -- 978-544-6933 / heller at deepsoft.com
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