[CentOS] C6 or C7 for an old netbook

Thu Jun 8 07:43:40 UTC 2017
John Hodrien <J.H.Hodrien at leeds.ac.uk>

On Wed, 7 Jun 2017, Johnny Hughes wrote:

> On 06/06/2017 02:53 AM, John Hodrien wrote:
>> On Mon, 5 Jun 2017, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>>> Mmmm... looks like I may go for C6, then, since unlike that Ubuntu, I
>>> will
>>> want to do updates at least every time I get ready for a trip (other
>>> times, it sits in the closet turned off).
>> I went for C6 on a Samsung NC10 (1.6GHz Atom N270 1GB RAM), only because it
>> refused to boot off the C7 ISO for some reason, and I didn't want to waste
>> time tracking down why.
> Because that is a 32-bit (not 64-bit) processor.  There is an AltArch
> 32-bit CentOS-7 distro as well:
> http://mirror.centos.org/altarch/7/isos/i386/

I was using the AltArch i386 release.  I put it down to a grumbly BIOS not
liking the ISO I'd put on a USB stick, but couldn't be bothered to sort out a
32bit PXE install.

C6 went on just fine, and given what I'm using the netbook for, wasn't really
a worse option.