Which disk for 32 bit?

Chris Jones jonesc at hep.phy.cam.ac.uk
Sat Feb 9 13:37:36 UTC 2008

Dotan Cohen wrote:
> I haven't done a Fedora install since FC6. I want to give the F9-alpha
> a spin on my Intel Core Duo laptop, however, I want to install a 32
> bit system. Would that be i386 or i686? Thanks.

Both are 32 bit.

The difference is i686 is for 'newer' cpus that have instructions sets 
the older i386 ones don't have. Yours is certainly i686 capable.


cheers Chris

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