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Having tried on an off for several days on and off to install 12.04 unsuccessfully I today actually got a useful message during installation when it froze "stopping CPU interrupts balancing daemon" There the system froze. The processor is a 32 bit AMD Athlon XP-M in an Asus Laptop. Looking at the versions of 12.04 available for download I notice that AMD64 processors need different downloads to Intel processors and have different checksums.

Need some expert advice here? Is 12.04 a non starter so far as my particular processor is concerned or will the AMD64 (which is presumably designed for a 64 bit work? Does anyone know?

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Consider reading this Which version of Ubuntu 12.04 should I go for? 32bit or 64 bit? /// and the rest of the Related questions ---> –  Uri Herrera Jul 26 '12 at 4:52

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  • The Athlon XP-M is a pretty old CPU and while it supports PAE, the rest of the system (motherboard, etc.) may not.
  • Ubuntu 12.04 has a PAE-only kernel; please try installing Xubuntu 12.04 or Lubuntu 12.04 instead.
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That processor is supported by the 32-bit version of Ubuntu. But if it booted at all, you are already using the 32-bit version of Ubuntu, so this is a differn't issue you are having. :/

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