[Mageia-discuss] Suggestions

Frank Griffin ftg at roadrunner.com
Thu Oct 21 01:58:41 CEST 2010

Wolfgang Bornath wrote:
> Hmm, I have 2 boxes here which refuse installation of a 64-bit
> Mandriva. One is a Netbook 1 year old. I am sure that many people
> still have 32-bit machines. One of the slogans of Linux is its low
> resources profile, how many times did I read that people took their
> machine which will not run Windows Vista and installed Linux, saving
> them from buying a new machine?

It's perfectly possible to probe a machine for x86_64 capability.  The
real issue is how much you can fit on a DVD.  However, we have the
option to say "if you want to do a network install, you can boot a small
ISO, but if you want everything offline, you'll need to download 2 (or
3, or 4) DVDs".

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