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Re: kanotix HD installation

Rocky Ou wrote:

Hey... Really thank you very much for all of your replies! espesically the link you posted there are quite helpfull:) I'm going to try testing version.

But as I tried to download the testing package CD images I saw
[alpha <http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/alpha/jigdo-cd/>] [arm <http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/arm/jigdo-cd/>] [ hppa <http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/hppa/jigdo-cd/>] [i386 <http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/i386/jigdo-cd/>] [ia64 <http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/ia64/jigdo-cd/>] [ m68k <http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/m68k/jigdo-cd/>] [mips <http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/mips/jigdo-cd/>] [mipsel <http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/mipsel/jigdo-cd/>] [ powerpc <http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/powerpc/jigdo-cd/>] [sparc <http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/sparc/jigdo-cd/>] [s390 <http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/s390/jigdo-cd/>] [ source <http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/source/jigdo-cd/>] in the URL http://www.us.debian.org/CD/jigdo-cd/ under official images section.Can anybody give me some explaination what all these name means. Does this affect my dual-boot-system installation? I'm using Dell Inspiron 2200, which package should I choose?

I posted a lot of links. But I am assuming you are talking about the "FAQ on Choosing a Debian distribution". I am glad you found it useful.

Before answering your question, I would like to suggest you not to top post on this list. Bottom posting with irrelevant parts removed is preferred as it helps to read and grasp the whole thread. More information on debian-user guidelines can be found at


Now onto your question. Debian supports a lot of architectures. alpha, arm, hppa, i386 etc are all the names of architectures that Debian supports. You should download the image that corresponds to your processor's architecture. For example, if you have a Pentium/centrino processors, choose i386. If you have a 64 bit processor, choose ia64 etc., So if you can tell us info about your processor, we can tell you which file you should download.

My guess is that Dell uses an intel processor and so you should go with i386. But without knowing the processor's info, we cannot be 100% sure.

Dual booting is of no problem in any case.

Please Bear with me who is indeed totally new to Debian.

Everyone is a newbie once (I know I was)! We always like to have new users. New users are essential for the growth of Debian!


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