hi there, all!

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jan 27 20:13:56 UTC 2009

On 01/26/2009 10:51 PM, Haseeb ul Hasan wrote:
> I am basicallly trying to switch to Ubuntu, mainly because I am a little
> sick of windows :).
> Actually i bought Compaq Presario V6715EN (64 bit platform) which came with
> Vista home edition, I have checked the website and the problem i am facing
> is, i cant find any drivers in the compaq support section and its really
> hard to find 64 bit drivers for ubuntu.
> Its a really long drag to find all the manufacturer sites to dig into them
> to find all the drivers for 64 bit platform of ubuntu. Does any one out
> there already have installed it on a 64 bit platform or especially on this
> laptop model. I hope it might auto load all the drivers (maybe have all ofém
> in its database).
> I really would appreciate if anyone knows a site which is a good driver
> search engine for ubuntu
> Cheers
> regards,
> MH

I'd recommend that you give Wubi a spin to test. You can install
directly from Vista, and test both 64bit and 32bit. See:


Why is the AMD64 version of Ubuntu getting downloaded and installed?

You probably have a 64 bit machine, the 64AMD installation is
appropriate for all 64 bit architectures whether AMD or Intel.

Can I force Wubi to download and install a 32 bit version of Ubuntu?

Yes, either pre-download the appropriate 32 bit ISO manually and place
it in the same folder as Wubi.exe or start Wubi with the "--32bit" argument.

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