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    Core 2 Duo E8400 i386 or x86-64?

    The topic title says it all guys, is this processor meant for i386 or x86-64?

    Thanks in advance,
    -Sadistic

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    The E8400 is 64bit, so you can load either Fedora i386 or x86_64

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    Ok great, so would it work fine if I dual booted Vista(I have the 32-Bit Home Premium) and x86_64 F10?

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    Yes, you'll be fine. Pretty much any newer processor now supports 64 bit.

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    Yes, it should work fine. You can see some positive dual boot posts in the forum by searching on
    terms: Vista dual boot

    It's easier if Vista is installed first and then Fedora second.
    The Microsoft installer isn't very good with dealing with foreign partition types.
    The Fedora installer should see the bootable Vista partition and mark is as
    "Other" in the grub boot manager menu.

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    Ok thanks guys Ill check it out but I have one more question. I have OpenSUSE 11.1 dual booted right now with Windows vista, is there anyway to uninstall OpenSUSE and its GRUB/Bootloader without having any problems...by that I mean booting into Vista.

    Thanks again,
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    Should be OK but you can do even better

    Quote Originally Posted by xxsadisticx
    Ok thanks guys Ill check it out but I have one more question. I have OpenSUSE 11.1 dual booted right now with Windows vista, is there anyway to uninstall OpenSUSE and its GRUB/Bootloader without having any problems...by that I mean booting into Vista.

    Thanks again,
    -Sadisitc
    I have a triple-boot machine, with E8400 just like you do: Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit), OpenSuse 11.0 (i386), and Fedora 10.0 (x86_64). All three work reasonably well. My machine came with Vista, then I installed Suse, and I was disappointed with several things which we don't go into here. Then I installed Fedora 10, which is far from perfect, but better than Suse. In doing so, I chose not to uninstall Suse. I figured, it would be good to have one 32-bit Linux, and another 64-bit linux available for SW development and testing. (Obviously Suse and Fedora are installed in different disk partitions.) So this is how the bootloader configuration works: The original GRUB installed by Suse has a menu which can boot WIndows, SUSE, or Fedora. When I choose Fedora from this menu, it boots by default in 30 seconds. If I give a second carriage return, then I get the menu from Fedora's GRUB boot-loader. Fedora too can boot the other two OS. To achieve this affect, I chose to install GRUB from Fedora, but not in the master boot record (MBR). (Doing so would have overwritten Suse's GRUB, which resides in the MBR. ) If you decide to do the same, be careful because the Fedora installation process does its best to hide this feature from you, but it is there and you can choose it, if you are alert and not clicking "next" too quickly.

    If you don't want triple-boot, and if you are happy to overwrite Suse, then go ahead as if it does not exist. GRUB from Fedora will be installed in the MBR, and it will boot Windows and fedora both. (And Suse will become unbootable.)

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    you can run 32-bit and 64-bit OSes. What one OS does (in the main) is not the business of another OS. The exception is MS and how it imposes its status on the MBR.
    Desktop (64-bit) - F12, Debian Sid, OpenSUSE 11.2, ArchLinux

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    You can install Fedora to the OpenSUSE partition, and it will rewrite GRUB as well but if you want to remove them completely you'll need the Vista Recovery disk to rewrite Windows' boot manager.

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    Re: Core 2 Duo E8400 i386 or x86-64?

    Hi, i'm still in doubt

    What is the difference between x86 and i386?
    I have a core 2 duo E5200, and i want to use it as a web server, should i download an SO x86 or i386 ?
    Thnks

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    Re: Core 2 Duo E8400 i386 or x86-64?

    Your core 2 duo E5200 cpu is 64 bit capable. It can run either 32 bit or 64 bit operating systems.

    i386, i486, i586, i686 and x86 = 32 bit
    x86_64 = 64 bit

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