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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 7:51 am    Post subject: x86 or i686 install ? Reply with quote

I was wondering what are the fifferences between x86 and i686 package ?
I have to install my gentoo on a laptop with a centrino
Can anybody explains me ?

thanks in advance !
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 8:16 am    Post subject: Re: x86 or i686 install ? Reply with quote

x86 = i386 and higher. Useful on older "Intel based" computers, or when you create binary packages and distribute to all sorts of different x86 machines.

Unless you think you need to create packages and distribute to other computers - use i686 and change the CFLAGS and CXXFLAGS...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Installing Gentoo to Duplicate Threads.
Moved in favour of https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-180045.html

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