View Full Version : [ubuntu] amd vs intel iso question

January 15th, 2009, 02:32 PM
I'm going to try Ubuntu again (boot from CD style, after the Linux kernal seemed to trash my Windows setup many moons ago).
I have downloaded 3 versions of the Ubuntu 8.10 desktop i386 iso file, only to have its MD5 sum match the amd64 iso #.
3 times? 3 different sources?
Any clues here?
I don't want to use the amd iso on an intel desktop, do I? Does it matter?

thanks, Gunga

January 15th, 2009, 03:49 PM
The amd iso is for 64 bit systems, regardless of whether you use an intel or AMD 64 bit processor. Query: are you trying to install through Wubi?

January 15th, 2009, 04:26 PM
No, not installing, just making a boot disk...I tried installing Wubi on another XP machine of mine, but ran into problems with the way my hardware's set up, so I let it go.

Also, I just downloaded a fourth instance of what should have been ubuntu-8.10-desktop-i386.iso, but the md5 hash matched ubuntu-8.10-desktop-amd64.iso

so...the journey continues.

I don't think I want to make a boot disk with the amd iso?

j-roy (gunga)