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Re: foxconn architecture

On Wed, Mar 5, 2008 at 8:16 PM, Ron Johnson <ron.l.johnson@cox.net> wrote:
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On 03/05/08 14:01, Kelly Clowers wrote:
> On 3/5/08, Gregg Jansen van Vuren <vurentjie@gmail.com> wrote:
>> hi,
>> i am looking to install debian on a pc using a foxconn motherboard, i am not
>> really sure what architecture setup i would choose from the debian packages,
>> any hints?
>> regards
>> vurentjie
> It has nothing to do with the mb, what matters is the cpu. i686
> is ok for all amd and intel chips newer than pentium II or
> Athlon. If you have a 64 bit chip (athlon 64 or core 2 (or some
> P4's)) you can use the amd64 arch, although 686 will also work.

And the chipset.  Don't forget the chipset!

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No, chipset has a nil effect. Archictecutre is entirely todo with the CPU. The OS architecture refers to the processor architecture that code has been compiled to run on. Anything chipset related is handled by hardware drivers and HAL (hardware abstraction layer).

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