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    Red face Can i install 64 bit Ubuntu!

    hi!

    I bought this system 3 yrs back.I have 4gb of RAM and about 320 GB of hard drive.Can i install the 64 bit of Ubuntu ?
    The processor is Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor E8400 (3 GHz, 1333FSB, 6MB
    Also can you suggest some books as i need help in partitioning the hard drive.I am a absolute beginner to ubuntu


    thanks
    Mahesh
    Last edited by varunendra; March 10th, 2013 at 02:02 PM. Reason: Please use default fonts

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    Re: Can i install 64 bit Ubuntu!

    There is a thread about this problem:
    http://communities.intel.com/thread/18406 and if you want to be 100% sure, it will work, install 32bit.
    Or you can download live image of 64bit ubuntu on usb, try it and if it works, you can install it.
    (I recommend Xubuntu)

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    Re: Can i install 64 bit Ubuntu!

    Based on the Processor specs (http://ark.intel.com/products/33910/...z-1333-MHz-FSB), it looks like you will be fine to run 64-bit Ubuntu. Overall there is probably not much benefit to using 64-bit over 32-bit, unless you have a large amount of RAM that you wish to utilise.

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    Re: Can i install 64 bit Ubuntu!

    Welcome to the forums Mahesh !

    I have 4gb of RAM and about 320 GB of hard drive.Can i install the 64 bit of Ubuntu ?
    The processor is Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo Processor E8400 (3 GHz, 1333FSB, 6MB
    Yes you can.

    As for partitioning, if the system is going to be Ubuntu only, you can leave it to the installer.

    However, if it is going to be a dual boot with windows, you need to be careful. Boot from the live cd, open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T) and post output of following command to get a precise help on that -
    Code:
    sudo fdisk -l
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    Overall there is probably not much benefit to using 64-bit over 32-bit, unless you have a large amount of RAM that you wish to utilise.
    I tend to disagree. There is enough advantage to prefer 64 bit if you can.
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    Re: Can i install 64 bit Ubuntu!

    hi guys!

    Thanks for the reply guys.No i am not going to have a dual boot i am just installing ubuntu.I will go ahead and install the 64 bit Ubuntu.
    Also can you guide me of some books on Ubuntu.

    Thanks
    Mahesh
    Last edited by varunendra; March 10th, 2013 at 02:54 PM. Reason: please use default fonts!

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    Re: Can i install 64 bit Ubuntu!

    Mahesh,
    Please use default fonts unless necessary.

    Quote Originally Posted by magsbang View Post
    Also can you guide me of some books on Ubuntu.
    Ubuntu Manual : http://ubuntu-manual.org/downloads

    A List of links to Hot Topics : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NewDocs
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    hi!

    Sorry about the fonts.
    Thanks a lot for your help.WIll get back if i have any other problems.

    I am not seeing the prefix portion to close the thread.

    Thanks
    Mahesh
    Last edited by magsbang; March 10th, 2013 at 03:39 PM.

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    Re: Can i install 64 bit Ubuntu!

    Quote Originally Posted by magsbang View Post
    WIll get back if i have any other problems.
    Sure!
    Here's a few tips for getting helped quickly -
    • Make the Title short, clear and self explanatory. You did good this thread
    • One topic per thread. Don't mix multiple problems in one thread.
    • Post each question in its relevant section of the forums.
    • Do some research before asking. Provide as much info as you can, while keeping the post clean and concise.


    and last.. feel free to bump your thread after 24 hours (not before) if it is not getting attention.

    Enjoy your OS and your stay on the forums !
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    Re: Can i install 64 bit Ubuntu!

    Quote Originally Posted by magsbang View Post
    I am not seeing the prefix portion to close the thread.
    Done!

    If you were following the link in my signature, it is a tested current way to mark the thread as [Solved].
    Could be some temporary issue.

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    By the way, you can not actually 'close' the thread. Only mods and admins can do that
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    Re: Can i install 64 bit Ubuntu!

    hi!

    Okay thanks for the advice


    regards
    Mahesh

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