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I've downloaded Ubuntu 12.10 and 9.04 - Desktop, respectively and burned a them on separate DVD and CD.

But when I run setup.exe or booting from drive E: I get a welcome display, choose language, then Install Ubuntu but got this error message:

This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU. Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU.

How should I go about installing Ubuntu bypassing all this?

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You need to download the 32bit version. –  Mitch Mar 24 '13 at 18:46
    
I thank you for your support, but now as I've burned the 32 bit on a dvd and it has taken over 3 hour installing Ubuntu (Copying files...). What do you suggest, should I shut down the system or wait? Or there another way where I could take out the disc and put it back? –  user143692 Mar 27 '13 at 7:22

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Sounds like your computer is set up to run a 32 bit operating system. You need to download the 32-bit (i386) version of Ubuntu in order for it to work with your hardware. 32-bit is more common on older machines.

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Thanks. Will try that in short while ... –  Tmelo Jonker Mar 24 '13 at 19:00

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