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    Question Which version for Samsung notebook?

    Hi i have Samsung Notebook 3 NP505e5Z!
    CPU : AMD A4 1.96GHZ (2core)
    RAM : 4gb
    VRAM : 1 GB AMD HD RADEON

    shall i install ubuntu 12.10 32 bit or i should go for 64 bit, also i wanna utilize full hardware resource....

    Is PAE works well in 32bit, if i go for 32 bit can i utilize my 4 gb? also can it support virtualization?
    The thing which resist to go 64 bit is application compatability and availability.. please suggest me friends....

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    Re: Need help to choose version

    I'd go with 32-bit

    see here for a discussion
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/32bit_and_64bit

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    Re: Need help to choose version

    Borderline memory.
    If you intend to add more ram assuming 4gb is not the max supported then 64bit
    If max ram then I would go 32bit

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    Re: Need help to choose version

    That must not be a valid model number because a search on it brings up nothing.

    You need to find out the specific Radeon chipset that laptop contains.

    AMD dropped Linux driver support this last summer for Radeon chipsets of the HD 2x/3x/4x series. IF your laptop has one of those, you would do better going with 12.04 instead of 12.10.
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    Re: Need help to choose version

    Why? You do not explain why you make these recommendations. The reasons that many give for choosing 32bit Linux instead of 64bit Linux are old reasons that no longer apply.

    I am using the development branch of Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail). It has the Linux 3.8 kernel. Support for i386 or 32bit CPUs is going to be removed from the Linux 3.8 kernel.

    A Linux kernel developer has asked that support for the i386 specifications be removed from the upcoming Linux kernel 3.8 and Linus Torvalds readily agreed.
    http://news.softpedia.com/news/Linux...6-314293.shtml

    http://lkml.indiana.edu/hypermail/li...2.1/01152.html

    If your machine has a 64bit CPU and we have an excellent 64bit OS (Ubuntu) with 64 bit applications, then why not install the 64 bit Ubuntu?

    For a year now the Ubuntu developers have been installing in Ubuntu Multiarch libraries that make it possible to efficiently run 32 bit applications on 64 bit Ubuntu.

    Ubuntu 11.04 introduces support for installing packages from multiple architectures on a single system. This makes a wider array of 32-bit applications available to users of 64-bit Ubuntu.
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MultiarchSpec

    Ubuntu no longer provides a 32 bit non-PAE version. So, 32 bit CPUs that do not have PAE support cannot run standard Ubuntu.

    Since when did we start describing 4GB of RAM as 'borderline?'

    Mobile phones have 64 bit CPUs and the future Ubuntu phone will be running 64 bit Ubuntu.
    Last edited by grahammechanical; January 31st, 2013 at 03:58 PM.
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    Re: Need help to choose version

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    That must not be a valid model number because a search on it brings up nothing.

    You need to find out the specific Radeon chipset that laptop contains.

    AMD dropped Linux driver support this last summer for Radeon chipsets of the HD 2x/3x/4x series. IF your laptop has one of those, you would do better going with 12.04 instead of 12.10.
    Model No: AMD HD RADEON 6480G
    Yes i'm heard so. Thanks for reply

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    Re: Need help to choose version

    Use 64-bit, especially if you want to use VM's.

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    Re: Need help to choose version

    Hi Guys, i tried ubuntu-12.10-desktop-i386 on my laptop it got stuck on the installation logo after sometime,
    then i have tried ubuntu-12.10-desktop-amd64 it also failed.


    When i see by pressing ESC i got this


    Starting enable remaining boot time encrypted block devices [OK]
    Stopping enable remaining boot time encrypted block devices [OK]




    Then cursor appear after stuck.......
    Last edited by PurushothRokr; March 23rd, 2013 at 07:22 PM.

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