Are all 64-bit installers of Linux distros have command line installation setups? If so, why is this the case? If not, then why are most 64-bit Linux distros have command-line installation setups? Are there existing 64-bit installations that are GUI?


I'm not sure why you got this impression. All of the major modern distributions include GUI-mode installation for both 64-bit and 32-bit versions.

Here's the 64-bit DVD ISO for Fedora 14, currently the latest release:


And here's the same for Ubuntu 10.10, also currently the latest:


  • odd, cuz I grabbed a 64-bit ISO of Ubuntu 10.10 and it's in command line...hm... – Ygam Nov 19 '10 at 1:57
  • See screenshots of it being installed in GUI mode: theosquest.com/2010/10/10/… Maybe you can explain what you're doing in more depth? – mattdm Nov 19 '10 at 3:28

I know for a fact that SLES 11 has a GUI installer, and that comes in 64-bit flavors. I see that RHEL 6 also has a GUI installer (link).


All of the RHEL-based installations (including RedHat linux itself, and derivatives such as CentOS) have GUI installers for both 64 bit and 32 bit systems. In general, I believe most major distributions use effectively the same installers for both architectures.

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