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    Correct version of Ubuntu alternate install for my laptop?

    Hi all.

    I'm trying to make sure I get the correct alternate installer for v11.04.

    I'm doing the alternate install because I have had video issues with installing Ubuntu using the gui and am going try the text-only install and then deal with the video driver after that.

    At any rate, I'm installing Ubuntu on a Toshiba X505-Q882 running Win7 Home Pro with an Intel i5 64bit processor. I'm looking on the Alternate Install page and see "natty-alternate-i386.iso". Is that the correct installer for my system? I want to make sure because it seems that 64bit versions of the installer are explicitly listed for AMD processors, but not Intel. Is this correct?

    Thanks for anyone's help!
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    Re: Correct version of Ubuntu alternate install for my laptop?

    You should use the amd64 version. The name "amd64" is just a "historical artifact" but works fine on Intel chips too. Kind of like how all tissues are called "Kleenex."

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    Re: Correct version of Ubuntu alternate install for my laptop?

    Thanks! I'm glad I asked!

    Why the heck don't they just change the file name to avoid confusion among us newbies!
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    Re: Correct version of Ubuntu alternate install for my laptop?

    Confusion!!?? Not as bad as when I went to an office supply store somewhere in Cape Cod and asked for a rubber ... OK, so now I know they call them erasers in the USA

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    Re: Correct version of Ubuntu alternate install for my laptop?

    Quote Originally Posted by Megaptera View Post
    Confusion!!?? Not as bad as when I went to an office supply store somewhere in Cape Cod and asked for a rubber ... OK, so now I know they call them erasers in the USA
    In my high school in Minnesota we had an exchange student from South Africa - oh boy did she get some funny looks when she asked for a rubber in the classroom!!
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    Re: Correct version of Ubuntu alternate install for my laptop?

    AMD was the first company to push 64-bit processors. Because of that, the term AMD64 stuck. A lot of places now use "x86-64" or similar.

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    Re: Correct version of Ubuntu alternate install for my laptop?

    The unintended humour arising from different idioms in different countries is probably best dealt with elsewhere, e.g. the community cafe.

    How are we getting on answering the OP's question?
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    Re: Correct version of Ubuntu alternate install for my laptop?

    Quote Originally Posted by snowpine View Post
    You should use the amd64 version. The name "amd64" is just a "historical artifact" but works fine on Intel chips too.
    I think it's answered? Hence a lighter moment or two followed

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