Kubuntu - AMD 64 bit installation newbness
matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Sat Mar 3 02:40:14 GMT 2007
> Hello all (take 2 - I'm new to Thunderbird),
> After my recent mother(ed)board meltdown, I have been forced to join the
> 21st Century and get new stuff. A friend helped me get the parts at just
> about cost, so that helped. Anyway, the thing: It's an AMD Athlon 64bit
> CPU (X2) and I have no idea how to .. well anything with 64 bit.
> 1. Can I boot off my previous machine's hard drive? It had Kubu Dapper
> i386 installed (assuming my drives didn't go bang too ...) Will the i386
> version run just like that? Do I have to do some BIOS footwork?
Yes, I think you can run the 386 version, but not with full performance.
> 2. If I decide to go for it and install a 64 bit Kubuntu, is it on the
> original Dapper install CD, or do I have to fetch a special .iso file?
No, there's a separate iso. See http://releases.ubuntu.com/6.06/
> 3. Can I run 32bit apps from the repos?
You should try to use all 64-bit or 32-bit, I think.
I mean I don't know how far the 64bit compiling has gone. Is KDE in a
Yes, everything's built for 64-bit. See http://packages.ubuntu
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