On Sunday 13 July 2008 11:05:46 am you wrote: > Hi, > > I am about to buy the mobo that Doug Tutty has: Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe, > albeit with a more moderate AM2 processor: AMD Athlon X2 4050e 2.1GHz > 45W 65nm Dual-Core. > > Question I have is what do I run on it, I would prefer restoring a > current i386 system on it and then go on from there. > > So I found this: > > http://lists.debian.org/debian-amd64/2005/07/msg00311.html > > which lists 6 options: > > 1) Install i386 version and use that using 32bit kernel. > 2) Install amd64 version and use that. > 3) Install i386 with amd64 kernel package (i386 sarge includes that) and > amd64-libs to allow running some 64bit programs and most 32bit > (iptables/alsa-utils and other things that talk to some kernel > interfaces have to be 64bit when used with a 64bit kernel I believe). > 4) Install amd64 version and ia32-libs to allow running some 32bit > programs and all 64bit. > 5) Install i386 with an amd64 kernel package and a 64bit chroot to play > with full 64bit stuff in. (I use this one at the moment). > 6) Install amd64 with a i386 chroot to run 32bit packages in. > > I would prefer 1) but how does one do that? > > Hugo Hugo, go here: http://www.debian.org/CD/http-ftp/ look at the links for the archs, select i386. Install. You are done. Note: I do not understand the reluctance of not using a 64bit OS at this time. I do hear that java/flash are not yet fully working on 64bit, but I don't ever see any issues with it. I do not code, perhaps this is where people see problems with it? I don't know. I run iceweasel/FF, have non-free flash, swfdec-mozilla, and I install Sun JRE (allthough right now I am using default-JRE as Sun is not installable for me in Sid as of yesterday). For just browsing the web and doing web things, this has worked for at least a year, maybe two. Just my two cents. Get the installer image for i386 and that will be a 32bit OS. HTH -- Damon L. Chesser email@example.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/dchesser
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