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Sonoran Desert Rat
September 11th, 2012, 06:25 AM
Okay. I just burnt my first iso and downloaded the 32 bit. I'm now wondering:

1)What difference do they make?

2)Which one would be a better start for a nebie like me on this particular computer?

and

2)Can I run the 64 bit on my computer? ...see info below:

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name LAPTOP
System Manufacturer TOSHIBA
System Model Portable PC
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 6 GenuineIntel ~1496 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date TOSHIBA Version 1.20, 4/28/2004
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1 I SET BIOS TO BOOT FROM CD!
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name DELETED
Time Zone DELETED
Total Physical Memory 512.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 161.88 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 1.13 GB
Page File DELETED

critin
September 11th, 2012, 06:36 AM
Somewhere in or on your computer, it should tell you if it's 32 or 64 bit.
If you aren't sure, use 32bit. You can use 32 on a 64bit, but you can't use a 64 on a 32bit. As far as I know.

It's probably a 32, it looks a lot like mine.



What operating system Do I have? A 32bit or a 64bit?

http://tips4pc.com/computer_tips_and_tricks/do_i_have_a_32bit_or_64bit_operating_system.htm

GreatDanton
September 11th, 2012, 06:40 AM
As far as I can see you have only 512mb of ram? That's definitely 32-bit computer. 64-bit is used on computers that have 4gb or more ram.

Regards.

Epodx64
September 11th, 2012, 07:04 AM
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 6 GenuineIntel ~1496 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date TOSHIBA Version 1.20, 4/28/2004

That's definitely a 32bit system 1.5Ghz P4 would be my guess.

dodo3773
September 11th, 2012, 07:06 AM
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 6 GenuineIntel ~1496 Mhz


x86 is 32 bit. x86_64 (or just x64) is 64 bit.

mips
September 11th, 2012, 07:20 AM
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 13

That's a 32-bit processor based on the Intel Dothan chips.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentium_M#Dothan
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Intel_microprocessors#Pentium_M

You can only use the 32-bit version of Ubuntu.

Elfy
September 11th, 2012, 07:29 AM
Thread moved to Recurring Discussions.

Epodx64
September 11th, 2012, 11:25 AM
I don't even think that processor has pae support

Sonoran Desert Rat
September 11th, 2012, 01:36 PM
I don't even think that processor has pae support

It doesn't. I tried Ubuntu first and when I booted it, it told me pae wasn't there, lol. :D That's why I'm running Lubuntu (due to very good advice here!).

:KS Thank you everyone! :KS

Sonoran Desert Rat
September 11th, 2012, 02:05 PM
I defragged Windows last night. Can I dual boot XP with Lubuntu?

Nutz & Boltz:

Total Physical Memory 512.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 233.72 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 1.13 GB

EDIT: If I add stuff to lubuntu, will it all save or erase when I install it?