Neil Ellwood wrote:
> On Tue, 24 Apr 2007 05:41:08 -0700, zacariaz wrote:
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>> Thank for all the answers, they seem to answer most of my questions,
>> but a few still remains about the architecture.
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>> If i understood correctly i can choose either AMD64 or x86, they
>> should both work, but i've allso heard about x86-64, even though i
>> havent been able to find anything about it on debians site.

> Other distros such as mandriva use x86_64 which seems to be the equivalent
> to Debians amd64.
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>> The bottom line is that the kernel i want to use have to be able to
>> handle both the 64bit part and the multiple cores part.
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>> If i install the x86 (to be on the safe side), is it then polssible to
>> upgrade the kernel to do that or do i have to start out with AMD64 to
>> get 64bit support? Does AMD64 allso have multiple cores support?

> That I don't really know but would suspect that it does.
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x86_64 and AMD64 are the same thing. x86_64 is an older name (that
Intel would prefer we use, but I say give credit where it's due).