howto install Ubuntu on a 64bit server architecture which is non-amd

Gilles Gravier gilles at
Mon Apr 27 12:59:42 UTC 2009


Avi Greenbury wrote:
> Gilles Gravier wrote:
>> Hi!
>> bvidinli wrote:
>>> I have a server that is not amd,
>>> 64 bit
>>> which cd image should i download ?
>>> there are amd64, but my server is not amd
>>> ??
>>> thanks
>> It's named "-amd64" but it's all modern 64 bit platforms. Including Intel.
> I'm not sure on your definition of 'modern', but I'd posit that IA64 
> (Itanium) is a modern Intel 64-bit architecture, and it's completely 
> different to AMD64/x86_64/EM64T.
> Without more information from the OP, it's difficult to tell whether I'm 
>   just being needlessly pedantic or saving him from trying to install an 
> amd64 build onto an itanium chip.
If he needs the 64 bit support (large data sets as I mentionned before).
I would try the 64 bit build.

If he is just considering 64 bit build because he has a 64 bit
machine... I would pass and use the 32 bit build.

It's as simple as that. Don't use 64 bit build unless you really have a
requirement for supporting 64 bit data sets.


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