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#1 2005-12-31 07:09:38

Substance
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Registered: 2005-12-31
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Which Arch is best for mysystem?

Ok i had ubuntu but it was terribly slow for my System Config...

Pentium 4C 3.2GHZ 800FSB
ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe REV2.0 MOBO W/1022 bios
1GB of DDR400 Memory
1 x 160GB SATA hArdrive (winxp - pre partitioned space for linux)
1 x 160GB IDE hardrive (Anime! and various programs)
1 x 160GB IDE Hardrive (Naruto and FMA Only)
1 x 200GB SATA Hardrive (porn,xvid,divx movies tongue, irc share tongue)
Lite-on DVD Burner
ASus CD-Burner
ATI Radeon 9800PRO
Floppy (woot)
Windows XP (At the moment)
and various hardware..

my question is what kernel or arch is best for me>

i386, i586, i686? the numbers confuse me...


echo "grtwwnxEh~gjwfwrtw3sjy" | perl -pe 's/(.)/chr(ord($1)-5)/ge':)

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#2 2005-12-31 07:45:12

rpgcyco
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From: Australia
Registered: 2005-09-27
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Re: Which Arch is best for mysystem?

i686, the standard one at the moment. smile

That processor isn't 64 bit compatible, so that rules that out.

i386 and i586 are older standards. i686 has been around since the Pentium Pro I think. If not, the Pentium II.

- Rpg Cyco

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#3 2006-01-01 00:41:01

iBertus
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From: Greenville, NC
Registered: 2004-11-04
Posts: 2,228

Re: Which Arch is best for mysystem?

The standard Arch packages are i686 and should work just fine. You could optimize the kernel for the Pentium 4 and gain perhaps a few ticks of performance.

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#4 2006-01-02 05:49:47

Substance
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Registered: 2005-12-31
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Re: Which Arch is best for mysystem?

Thanks, i downloaded the CD... burned the image but im very relunctant to attempt installing, because i had tried to install Ubuntu no luck it took 15hrs to get to 86& of copying files on hardrive (no lie, i timed it sad) so im kind of scared.. but ill attempt tomorrow..also is there any explanatio why it would go so slow? i used the cd;s they sent me and i burned a copy..


echo "grtwwnxEh~gjwfwrtw3sjy" | perl -pe 's/(.)/chr(ord($1)-5)/ge':)

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#5 2006-01-02 14:05:30

rayjgu3
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From: Chicago IL usa
Registered: 2004-07-04
Posts: 692

Re: Which Arch is best for mysystem?

did you check the md5's of ubuntu?
for win xp to check md5's id recommend using
http://etree.org/mkw.html
take note of running win2k compatibility it is important if you use this program
for audio compression if your just gonna use it for md5 verify just use it
ubuntu in my dealings with it installed in less than an hour more like 25 min
if you do decide to try arch install verify the md5 first !!!!
then be prepared to learn, & with learning comes  alot of reading

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#6 2006-01-02 19:56:36

Substance
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Re: Which Arch is best for mysystem?

You know what, screw Ubuntu i wanted something Debian based but this isnt worth it =/...Arch Linux here i come!


echo "grtwwnxEh~gjwfwrtw3sjy" | perl -pe 's/(.)/chr(ord($1)-5)/ge':)

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#7 2006-01-11 18:42:28

thegnu
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From: Brooklyn, NY
Registered: 2004-05-04
Posts: 280
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Re: Which Arch is best for mysystem?

I had the same issue installing Ubuntu.  I think it may be because they don't let you pick the mirrors?  Or it's just hellishly slow?  Or they have to download 7 terabytes of "user friendliness" or something.

Plus, I couldn't install my client's ML-1740, which IS SUPPORTED IN LINUX!  FUbuntu!


fffft!

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