bad ubuntu-7.10-desktop-ia64.iso on Ubuntu website?

Sarunas Burdulis sarunas at
Fri Nov 9 18:32:25 UTC 2007

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Richard Pember wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm a Ubuntu newbie, and in fact, a newbie to installing Linuxes of
> any type so please bear with me
> if I'm just being stupid and/or if I don't use the right terminology.
> (I've been a user for 8 years,
> but in a corporate setting where sys admins took care of installation, etc..)
> I'm trying to installl 64 bit Gutsy Gibbon on a Dell Precision M6300.
> I had already successfully
> installed the x86 version -- so I know that I'm doing the right steps --
> but I wanted to try the 64 bit one to try it out.
> The problem is this: when I download and then burn the image of
> ubuntu-7.10-desktop-ia64.iso,
> the files on the CD look incomplete: I don't see any "boot image", I
> don't see a bin directory, etc.
> Because
> there's no boot file, the CD
> itself won't boot, even if I do the usual F12 step and select CD as
> the boot media while the machine is
> booting.
> <...>
What you need for your Dell Precision M6300 is "amd64" (regardless
whether it has Intel or AMD x86_64 CPU(s)), not "ia64" image (the latter
is for Itanium systems).

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