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My desktop pc gives the following error when trying to install from a cd:

Kernel requires a 86-64 cpu only detected a i686 cpu unable to boot

My pc is a Medion, 160GB hard drive, Pentium 4 processor, 512MB memory. I'm installing Ubuntu 12.04 from the (complete manual magazine).

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Here is the link for Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS 32bit –  NikTh Dec 31 '12 at 13:33
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You appear to be trying to run an amd64 (64 bits) build on a 32-bits PC. Download an i386 (32 bits) CD image instead from ubuntu.com/download and make sure to select "32 bits" as the flavour.

The CD you have there will run fine on more recent hardware, though.

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