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Re: Debian Stretch ToriOS


On 04/18/2018 08:07 AM, Ali Linx (amjjawad) wrote:
> Stretch also supports both PAE and non PAE.  They dropped support for
> i586 so some of the older processor features do not work anymore, but
> most of those features are in processors that are extremely old
> ToriOS is for old machines and I mean very old. Using the most recent
> and the latest version of Debian is - IMHO - not good idea at all.
> I see no reason why we should use Debian 9 instead of 8, at least now?!
> By now, I mean for ToriOS 2.0!
Hi Ali,

Debian Jessie is now in support mode only, so it will only get security
updates for the major things, so moving to support Stretch now is a good
idea for us.  Most people can use Stretch on their hardware.

For clarification, 586 Pentium or earlier is not supported.  This is
fine for current usage.  We can keep supporting Debian Jessie based
ToriOS 1.X branch and the Debian Stretch based ToriOS 2.X branch

Here are the current details about the supported architecture:

As per: https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/ch02s01.html.en

Nearly all x86-based (IA-32) processors still in use in personal
computers are supported. This also includes 32-bit AMD and VIA (former
Cyrix) processors, and processors like the Athlon XP and Intel P4 Xeon.

However, Debian GNU/Linux stretch will /not/ run on 586 (Pentium) or
earlier processors.

[Note] 	Note

If your system has a 64-bit processor from the AMD64 or Intel 64
families, you will probably want to use the installer for the amd64
architecture instead of the installer for the (32-bit) i386 architecture.


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