Re: What to buy for Buster?
- Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 11:43:46 -0700
- From: David Christensen <dpchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: What to buy for Buster?
On 5/24/19 1:15 AM, Erik Josefsson wrote:
On 5/24/19 5:12 AM, David Christensen wrote:
If you get a major brand computer with 64-bit Intel Core technology
(ca. 2006) or newer, Debian should run on it.
The HP Compaq 8200 Elite SFF that I'm about to grab has a Intel Core
The Intel i5-2400S processor supports both 32-bit and 64-bit software:
Intel® 64 ‡ Yes
I browsed the Debian installer pages and as far as I understand I should
use "other images (netboot, USB stick, etc.)" for the installation, but
to me it is not obvious if I should use the image for the amd64 or the
My typcal problem. I should know basic stuff like that.
Is the "Debian Designation" for the Intel Core i5-2400S processor "Intel
x86-based" or "AMD 64 & Intel 64"?
(I am looking at the table "2.1.1. Supported Architectures" in the
Debian GNU/Linux Installation Guide on the pages of d-i.debian.org/manual/)
Either Debian "i386" (32-bit) or Debian "amd64" (64-bit) will work on
the above computer.
I usually run Debian i386 on processors that are 32-bit only (e.g.
socket 478 Pentium 4 and earlier) and Debian amd64 on processors that
support 64-bit. I would suggest that you use amd64: