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doron387
January 10th, 2012, 09:14 PM
hi,
my brother has a Lenovo 3000/N100 15.4"/1.66GHz Core Duo T2300/80GB.
as far as i understand from it's specs it should run a ubuntu 10.10 64-bit.
but when i tried to run it from a usb thumbdrive (it worked for few other laptops before)
i got to the first ubuntu menu (run from usb / install / boot from hard drive),
i chose run ubuntu from this usb thumb drive.
there was a black screen for 2-3 seconds
and then it said that the current version does not recognize the right cpu to run ubuntu on. (free language)
i really thought that this is the oppurtunity to migrate him from xp to ubuntu but i got dissapointed.
did any body run this version of ubuntu on a laptop with the same specs ?
is there any solution for how to do it ?
isn't it a 2 x processor computer ?
should i use 32-bit for this laptop ?


thanks
doron387

wolfen69
January 10th, 2012, 11:16 PM
isn't it a 2 x processor computer ?
Yes, but that doesn't mean it can run a 64bit OS.

should i use 32-bit for this laptop ?
Yes.

doron387
January 11th, 2012, 05:11 PM
wow,
thanks for the direct answer.
(though i have to admit that i am quit dissapointed)

can anybody explain why ?
i thought that 64-bit systems are ment for 2 x processor computers.
where were i wrong ?

doron387

2F4U
January 11th, 2012, 06:34 PM
According to Wikipedia, the Lenovo N100 has a Intel Core Duo processor

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenovo_3000

This processor has a 32 bit architecture and it is not possible to run 64 bit Ubuntu on it. The 32 bit version should work. There is no direct connection between 2 processor cores and 64 bit architecture and the first Core Duo processors for laptops were mostly 32 bit.

wolfen69
January 11th, 2012, 06:36 PM
Quoted from you:

and then it said that the current version does not recognize the right cpu to run ubuntu on
tells me that it will not work with 64bit ubuntu. Don't be dissapointed though, as 32bit ubuntu works great.

doron387
January 12th, 2012, 05:16 PM
thank you all
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