Which version should I use?

Martin Peeks martinp23 at googlemail.com
Sun Sep 2 17:17:22 UTC 2007


Y Leung wrote:
> Hi,
> I bought a new notebook  with an AMD Turion 64 CPU.
> Now I want to install Ubuntu 7.04 on it.
> But which version should I choose? Will the i386 version work well? Or
> should I use the 64bit version?
> 
> Thanks!

Hi,

I've had such a laptop for a while (since April-ish), and was running
the 64bit version on it.  However, ultimately, I came to the conclusion
that it wasn't really worth it - things that you might want to do on
i386 can be impossible on amd64 without hours of tweaking.  On a more
practical note, it's easier to test packages which might only have been
built for i386 if you've got an i386 system :).  Hence, I reinstalled
with i386 a couple of days ago.

In order to get the installer (live-cd) to run, I had to use a number of
options on the end of the boot line (pressing F6 at the menu screen).
These were:

irqpoll pci=noacpi noapic nolapic acpi=off (from [0]).

HTH,

Martin.

[0] https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/32bitonAMD64



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