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useright
September 5th, 2008, 12:36 AM
Hi,

Which kind of installation file should I use for intel core 2 duo E6400? 64bit or 32 bit ubuntu?

thanks ahead

Frank

mikewhatever
September 5th, 2008, 12:40 AM
All core2duos are 64 bit capable. You can use either 32, or 64 bit version.

useright
September 5th, 2008, 12:49 AM
All core2duos are 64 bit capable. You can use either 32, or 64 bit version.

Will the 64bit one have better performance than the 32 bit one?

Pumalite
September 5th, 2008, 02:53 AM
I like 64 bit for Core 2 Duo. It's a personal thing though.

iaculallad
September 5th, 2008, 02:57 AM
Will the 64bit one have better performance than the 32 bit one?

I can't see any difference when it comes to performance as I had tried installing a 64-bit version on my Intel D E2200 2.2Ghz desktop so I installed back it's 32-bit counterpart.

slaminsamin
September 5th, 2008, 03:03 AM
I had installed the 64 bit version (for my amd 64) but had trouble finding some 64 bit addons to Firefox, and the work-arounds for that weren't great (flash player, for example) I went back to a 32 bit install and everything worked fine. The benchmark tests that I say between 64 and 32 showed marginal gains with the 64 bit version.

Sef
September 5th, 2008, 03:23 AM
The benchmark tests that I say between 64 and 32 showed marginal gains with the 64 bit version.

It all depends on what you are doing. I have downloaded about 600 photos in 45 minutes on 64-bit.

useright
September 5th, 2008, 05:40 AM
Hi,
I cannot install ubuntu properly. There is problem with my computer.


First, it cannot boot from CD before harddrive,even through CD is the primary boot at BIOS. I will have to press F8 and then select 'boot from CD' to get it boot from CD.

Second, as I try to solve the problem with 'qtparted' of Knoppix live CD, qtparted shows 'Status:busy' in the hard drive info of the 'ATA Maxtor 7H500F0' driver. No operations can be done on the drive including formatting.

I want to format it or best still retrieve some data from the hard driver. But cann't do it now.

Can anybody help?
thanks ahead,
Frank

Pumalite
September 5th, 2008, 11:58 AM
Make sure you close Windows properly.

Sef
September 5th, 2008, 02:41 PM
Have you defragged Windows before trying to install ubuntu? Do it 2 - 3 times.

useright
September 5th, 2008, 07:31 PM
The problem has been sloved now, after using the ubuntu live dvd and partition editor.

Frank