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    Ubuntu 10.04 AMD on I86

    I installed the Ubuntu 10.04 for AMD on my i86-64 bit machine due to a confusion. I was curious if that would create an issue for me. Further is there a way that I may move to the i86 version.

    Thanks

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 AMD on I86

    Ubuntu 10.04 AMD64 is the 64-bit version. It will work on regular Intel and AMD 64-bit chips. It will not work on Intel IA64 server machines, which it looks like you do not have, You should be fine. The x86 is a 32-bit version. It will also run fine on your computer, but will not be able to access more than 4 GB of RAM.
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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 AMD on I86

    Quote Originally Posted by silverglade00 View Post
    Ubuntu 10.04 AMD64 is the 64-bit version. It will work on regular Intel and AMD 64-bit chips. It will not work on Intel IA64 server machines, which it looks like you do not have, You should be fine. The x86 is a 32-bit version. It will also run fine on your computer, but will not be able to access more than 4 GB of RAM.
    Is there a way I can move to the x86 version of it ?

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 AMD on I86

    Quote Originally Posted by silverglade00 View Post
    Ubuntu 10.04 AMD64 is the 64-bit version. It will work on regular Intel and AMD 64-bit chips. It will not work on Intel IA64 server machines, which it looks like you do not have, You should be fine. The x86 is a 32-bit version. It will also run fine on your computer, but will not be able to access more than 4 GB of RAM.
    What they said. If you installed the AMD64 version (which means it works) then just keep using it.

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 AMD on I86

    Quote Originally Posted by linux_game View Post
    Is there a way I can move to the x86 version of it ?
    Only way to go from 64-bit (amd64) to 32-bit (x86, i686) or the other way around is to reinstall with the other version.

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 AMD on I86

    The name "AMD64" does NOT mean it is made for AMD processors only, it is just a name, you can call it x86-64 as well, read about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X86-64

    The reason it's referred as "AMD64" is because Advanced Micro Devices (the company) developed the 64bit instructions set of the x86 architecture and they named it AMD64; but as it is an extension of x86 its proper name (imho) is x86-64 there's a debate about it on ubuntu developing forums (don't have the link at hand) and it seems they're going to change the name to x86-64 on the downloads and front page of Ubuntu.com and ubuntulinux.org, hopefully it will end this -rather silly- confusion.

    IA-64 basically means "Itanium" as it's the only processor I know to use this Intel architecture: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itanium

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 AMD on I86

    Quote Originally Posted by darolu View Post
    The name "AMD64" does NOT mean it is made for AMD processors only, it is just a name, you can call it x86-64 as well, read about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X86-64

    The reason it's referred as "AMD64" is because Advanced Micro Devices (the company) developed the 64bit instructions set of the x86 architecture and they named it AMD64; but as it is an extension of x86 its proper name (imho) is x86-64 there's a debate about it on ubuntu developing forums (don't have the link at hand) and it seems they're going to change the name to x86-64 on the downloads and front page of Ubuntu.com and ubuntulinux.org, hopefully it will end this -rather silly- confusion.

    IA-64 basically means "Itanium" as it's the only processor I know to use this Intel architecture: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itanium

    Thanks for the clarification

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