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Pre-install questions

#1 Postby slopoke » Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:53 pm

First, I apologize in advance: I am OCD big time. I hope I'm not too painful for you.

I have read the FAQ.

I see three types of downloads.
** core-squeeze (486 & 686) [small]
** base (486 & 686) [medium]
** plain (486 & 686) [large]

What are the differences between them?

In hardware terms, where do you intend the break point between 486 & 686 to be?

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Re: Pre-install questions

#2 Postby rokytnji » Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:22 pm

You should be OK with i686 plain which is the full iso with all kinds of choices.

Base iso is for more experienced AntiX users like me. I am saying this because of your original post.

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@biker:~$ inxi -F
System:    Host: biker Kernel: 2.6.38-7.dmz.2-liquorix-686 i686 (32 bit)
           Desktop Fluxbox 1.3.1 Distro: antiX-M11-base-686 Jayaben Desai 25 April 2011
Machine:   System: GATEWAY product: W3507 version: 500
           Mobo: Intel model: D102GGC2 version: AAD70214-201
           Bios: Intel version: GC11020M.15A.2010.2006.0817.0956 date: 08/17/2006
CPU:       Single core Intel Celeron D CPU (-UP-) cache: 512 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3) clocked at 3200.004 MHz
Graphics:  Card: ATI RC410 [Radeon Xpress 200] X.Org: 1.11.1 driver: radeon Resolution: 1024x768@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on ATI RC410 GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 7.11
Audio:     Card: ATI IXP SB4x0 High Definition Audio Controller driver: HDA Intel Sound: ALSA ver: 1.0.23
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ driver: 8139too
           IF: eth0 state: down speed: 10 Mbps duplex: half mac: 00:16:76:dd:65:f5
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 120.0GB (6.0% used) 1: /dev/sda ST3120213A 120.0GB
Partition: ID: / size: 109G used: 6.8G (7%) fs: ext3 ID: swap-1 size: 2.17GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 46.4C mobo: 46.4C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 2263 fan-2: 1069 fan-4: 0
Info:      Processes: 82 Uptime: 3 days Memory: 179.9/880.0MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.7.24


Core iso which I also run is for very experienced Linux users also. Without knowing your computer specs. It is hard to recommend i486 unless you have a really old computer without a pentium processor.

The successor to the 486 is the Pentium.


http://www.webster-dictionary.org/definition/Intel%20486

Which is why I recommend you download the i686 (plain you call it) which is the full iso.

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Re: Pre-install questions

#3 Postby slopoke » Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:01 pm

Next.

So, plain (full) is like an M11 live cd install. Core is like a Debian net-install. Base is somewhere inbetween. Got it.

Looking at desktop comparisons, Xfce seems to be the most complete environment. It's in the Debian repos. Is it one of the options in full?

Will full allow me to select Squeeze instead of testing?

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Re: Pre-install questions

#4 Postby anticapitalista » Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:50 pm

antiX-full uses icewm and comes with fluxbox (and other window managers). It uses Debian Testing repos. If you immediately change to only use Debian stable after install, you should be ok to keep with stable.
antiX-base is also based on Testing, whereas antiX-core is based on Stable.
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Re: Pre-install questions

#5 Postby slopoke » Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:42 pm

I want Stable and Xfce. So, it sounds like I'll use core and do what I usually do with a Debian net-install.

Thank you all very much for the clarifications.

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Re: Pre-install questions

#6 Postby lucky9 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:55 am

i686 equals PentiumPro or later.
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Re: Pre-install questions

#7 Postby slopoke » Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:49 pm

That does make sense in a way. The Pentium, Pentium OverDrive, Pentium MMX, and Pentium OverDrive MMX were kind of "better 486's" with a new name and improved architecture. So that explains why the break is at the Pro and not earlier.

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Re: Pre-install questions

#8 Postby rokytnji » Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:19 pm

In case you have not read it or done the install yet
http://brian-masinick.blogspot.com/2011 ... l?spref=tw

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Re: Pre-install questions

#9 Postby slopoke » Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:50 pm

I finally had the time to do this install. I did read the article. The install went as every net-install I've ever done went - well. Since I didn't want a clone of the system in the article I made different choices. The install part is done.

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