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PDA1
April 23rd, 2018, 02:06 PM
Will 18.04 be compatible with my Dell Inspirion E1505 which has the following hardware?

E1505 Inspirion Memory- 2.5 Gb

Processor- Intel CPU T2050 1.6 GHz x 2 Centrino Duo

Graphics- Intel 945 GM x86/MMX/SSE2

OS type- 32- bit

SSD- 240 Gb



Thank you,

PDA1

PaulW2U
April 23rd, 2018, 02:11 PM
OS type- 32- bit
Ubuntu ISO images are now only 64-bit.

Ubuntu MATE, Xubuntu and Lubuntu still produce 32-bit images and would work fine IMO.

Autodave
April 23rd, 2018, 04:19 PM
Xubuntu would be much better on there: uses less memory and is faster. All programs available for Ubuntu are also available for Xubuntu.

PDA1
April 23rd, 2018, 04:33 PM
Just found these notes. Maybe it'll work?

http://releases.ubuntu.com/18.04/

64-bit PC (AMD64) desktop image (http://releases.ubuntu.com/18.04/ubuntu-18.04-beta2-desktop-amd64.iso) Choose this to take full advantage of computers based on the AMD64 or EM64T architecture (e.g., Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon, Core 2). If you have a non-64-bit processor made by AMD, or if you need full support for 32-bit code, use the i386 images instead. Choose this if you are at all unsure.

PaulW2U
April 23rd, 2018, 04:48 PM
Just found these notes. Maybe it'll work?

http://releases.ubuntu.com/18.04/

64-bit PC (AMD64) desktop image (http://releases.ubuntu.com/18.04/ubuntu-18.04-beta2-desktop-amd64.iso) Choose this to take full advantage of computers based on the AMD64 or EM64T architecture (e.g., Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon, Core 2). If you have a non-64-bit processor made by AMD, or if you need full support for 32-bit code, use the i386 images instead. Choose this if you are at all unsure.
PDA1, in your first post you implied that your hardware was 32-bit and I and Autodave responded appropriately.

Are you now saying that your Dell E1505 is a 64-bit machine? Confused......:confused:

cruzer001
April 23rd, 2018, 05:01 PM
32bit
https://ark.intel.com/products/27231/Intel-Core-Duo-Processor-T2050-2M-Cache-1_60-GHz-533-MHz-FSB

PaulW2U
April 23rd, 2018, 10:17 PM
32bit
Thanks cruzer001.

Just found these notes. Maybe it'll work?

http://releases.ubuntu.com/18.04/

64-bit PC (AMD64) desktop image (http://releases.ubuntu.com/18.04/ubuntu-18.04-beta2-desktop-amd64.iso) Choose this to take full advantage of computers based on the AMD64 or EM64T architecture (e.g., Athlon64, Opteron, EM64T Xeon, Core 2). If you have a non-64-bit processor made by AMD, or if you need full support for 32-bit code, use the i386 images instead. Choose this if you are at all unsure.
No, the images on that webpage are all 64-bit. The text that you quoted should have been removed or amended as Ubuntu no longer issues 32-bit images.

Only the Ubuntu flavours (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuFlavors) will be issuing 32-bit images for the 18.04 release.

mrgs
April 24th, 2018, 03:18 PM
If you want a 32 bit Ubuntu 18.04 install it's still possible. You just have to begin with the minimal ISO without the option to do a live boot.