I did successfully install the 32bit flavor(12.04LTS) but experienced random lock-ups.
Until I installed the latest (Recommended) NVIDIA driver! I installed 32bit because that's as far into the specs I read at the time.
Thought, that since it is a 64bit machine, installing the 64bit version would work better. (faster?) But trying to install 64bit version of 12.04LTS, the Ubuntu screen with the 5 dots just disappears to a black screen, then re-appears, then disappears again. It will do this for around 10-15 minutes. Then it switches to just the left of the screen filled with text, then to balck, then back to text. most lines say trying or attempting to stop (?something??) 1 and another line trying or attempting to stop (?something??) 2. One line says something about GPU hang/hung or crash. Hard to remember as it's only there for less than a second.
Have a feelling it's to do with the grafix, but can't find any info to get around this.
Dell Dimension E521
Specs as reported by:
OS operating: Vista Business 32bit
Processor AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
RAM 2.39G (2.5G installed)
Grafics: NVIDIA GeForce 6150LE
Should I leave well enough alone, or install the 64bit?
With that I will need help.