32 or 64??

Johnneylee Rollins johnneylee.rollins at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 16:58:26 UTC 2010

>        I just loaded a partition /dev/sda2 on my computer with a
> downloaded 9.10 64 bit .iso and it loaded just exactly like
> the 32 bit 9.10 I am using now did. I checked the cd-rom and
> it is perfect.

There shouldn't be any visual differences between the versions.

>        On the hard drive it came up fitting the 17 inch liquid
> crystal monitor and looking good. It wanted to load a special
> image software that will allow 3d and such. I went to
> /etc/fstab and added a line that brings in my 32 bit
> /home/karl that is on /dev/sda12.

The filesystem and partition aren't bound to 32-bit or 64-bit.

>        This was too much it seems. The 64 bit came up in 640x1200 or
> like that and it looks terrible.

Did you get your video drivers then configure them?
press alt + f2
type gksudo jockey-gtk
then put your password in the password field
select and install your drivers when prompted.

>        If anyone has ideas on how to load the 32bit /home/karl on a
> 64bit 9.10 I would like to hear them.

I don't think that was the issue, but who knows. Maybe you need video drivers.
Do you know what video card you have?
You can use lspci to find out.


> --
> ubuntu-users mailing list
> ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> Modify settings or unsubscribe at: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-users

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list