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Does Ubuntu now release 64-bit and 32-bit under the same ISO?

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No, they are separate images. You should select the version that you want from the download page. On the page you linked to, amd64 denotes the iso for 64bit, and those with i386 are 32 bit iso files.

You should also get the md5sum for the iso that you download and check that is correct before burning the image to a CD/DVD or USB stick.

If you have an unreliable internet connection then you might want to get the files from one of the official BitTorrent downloads because it will have extra error checking and the ability to recover and restart.

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Thanks. But how come the directory doesn't list 64-bit for i386? Only AMD64 arch. – User007 Nov 24 '12 at 3:05
See my amended reply. The i386 files are the 32 bit iso's. See… – fabricator4 Nov 24 '12 at 3:12
thanks. I think that kind of naming convention is awkward. – User007 Nov 24 '12 at 3:27
Have a chat with Intel and AMD about that one :-) These are their names for the 32bit and 64bit command sets respectively. – fabricator4 Nov 24 '12 at 3:33
@fabricator4 haha Thanks for the note :)))) – user1012451 Nov 24 '12 at 23:10

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