Questions about the 32-bit architecture also known as x86 , the common processor for netbooks and old computers.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

1
vote
0answers
53 views

Microsoft Office 2010 Pro and Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I currently use x64 and I tried to install Microsoft Office 2010 Professional x86 & x64 and it failed with Wine and Play on Linux. It says that it needs MSXML 6 SP1, yet installation fails every ...
11
votes
4answers
15k views

I installed a 64-bit OS in a 32-bit processor

As the title suggest, I accidentally installed 64-bit Ubuntu 13.04 in a 32-bit processor, and it is working fine for now (actually I feel my PC became more responsive). Will there be any problem in ...
0
votes
2answers
721 views

Citrix Receiver on Lubuntu 14.04 32-bit

I see that Citrix Receiver is currently available for Ubuntu 13.10, and there are threads about installing it on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit. Is there any way to install it on Lubuntu 14.04 32-bit?
1
vote
1answer
64 views

Sage installation failed on Ubuntu10.04 [closed]

I am trying to install sage-6.4.1-x86_64-Linux on my Ubuntu 10.04(32bit). But this installation failed: How can I install it? Please help.
1
vote
1answer
3k views

How to install build-essential:i386 to compile a 32-bit executable on a 64-bit system?

apt-get install build-essential:i386 doesn't work at all: The following packages have unmet dependencies: build-essential:i386 : Depends: gcc:i386 (>= 4:4.4.3) but it is not going to be installed ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

Installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS stuck on 'Configuring bcmwl-kernel-source (i386)'

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my HP Pavilion dv5000, but it's stuck during the installation on 'Configuring bcmwl-kernel-source (i386)'. Where is the problem? How to fix it? I tried ...
3
votes
6answers
23k views

Can't install wine (or ia32-libs) in Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit

As already pointed out here, people seems to have issues with installing wine in the latest version of Ubuntu. I'm suspecting this only happens with 64 bit users. For example, when trying to install ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

main i386 Packages [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and it seems that these packages are not installed. How can I install them as I need them for an application ? Err http://ppa.launchpad.net trusty/main i386 Packages 404 ...
0
votes
3answers
762 views

Xubuntu 14.04 install fails on Dell Inspiron B130 with Broadcom 4318

I have a Dell Inspiron B130 I am trying to install 32-bit Xubuntu 14.04 on. The install of 13.10 was AOK but the update failed catastrophically, so I am reinstalling from scratch. WiFi and the ...
1
vote
0answers
395 views

Installing IBM Installation Manager (32-bit) on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (64-bit)

Can someone help on Installing IBM Installation Manager (32-bit) on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (64-bit)? Here's the steps attempted so far: Installed 64-bit Installation Manager (IM) on 64-bit Ubuntu LTS ...
0
votes
0answers
53 views

cannot install libgtop2-10:i386

I need to install libgtop2-10:i386 package on 64bit system (Utopic). But dependencies cannot be met: $ sudo apt-get install libgtop2-common Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
0
votes
1answer
43 views

Common drive for Ubuntu 32 bit and 64 bit

I have searched askubuntu before writing this but was confused. I have a hard disk which is having 320GB of space Now I partitioned it like 78 GB for 32 bit Ubuntu 78 GB for 64 bit Ubuntu 160 GB for ...
5
votes
2answers
801 views

Why does Ubuntu Download recommend 64-bit install?

Why would Ubuntu as a generalized statement recommend its 64 bit “flavour”? As far as I understand a 64-bit OS can only be installed on a 64-bit hardware (CPU), i.e. 32-bit and 64-bit OS can be ...
0
votes
2answers
16k views

How to install VMWare Player on 32-bit 13.10 without 64-bit virtualisation

I'm having a nightmare of a time trying to install VMWare Player on my 32-bit 13.10. Apparently my CPU doesn't have 64-bit virtualisation support (I enabled CPU virtualisation in the bios but no joy). ...
0
votes
3answers
505 views

64 bit nvidia driver on 32 bit machine

I am using Ubuntu 10.04 x86 version.I have two video cards ( 1 integrated and 1 Nvidia on inter core-i5 processor with 3GB ram).Right now my display resolution is very poos as i cant use graphic card. ...
0
votes
3answers
252 views

Will Ubuntu run on my laptop? [duplicate]

I want to try ubuntu out because my laptops (3 years old) been running slow on windows 8.1 lately. So i just have a few questions. 1) Which version of Ubuntu should I instill? (14.0.4.1 LTS or 14.10) ...
0
votes
3answers
73 views

Is a 32 bit OS sufficient for Ubuntu [duplicate]

I've got an old pc with windows XP 32 bit, and I wanted to turn it into a home based server. I am thinking of installing ubuntu as an OS. I'm a networking novice so I'm not quite sure if it will ...
0
votes
2answers
80 views
0
votes
1answer
272 views

Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.1 LTS Minimum Requirements

Is it possible to install Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.1 LTS (32 bit) on My System 1 GB of RAM AMD Athlon 64 processor (32bit) 100 GB of hard-drive space What are the Minimum Requirements For Ubuntu GNOME ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

How to make Machinarium work again?

I am on Ubuntu 12.04 (64b) and bought Machinarium a while ago. I played with no problems for some days and wanted to play again today. However, when I tried to play, I got this error: ./Machinarium: ...
1
vote
1answer
221 views

Ubuntu 14.10 x64 and i386

I'm a pretty new user to Ubuntu. I downloaded the 14.10 x64 iso for my new laptop and it installed and dual booted fine. I was super pleased with how fast it ran so I decided to install it on my 8 ...
0
votes
0answers
45 views

Ubuntu 32bit installation problem

I installed 32bit ubuntu 14.04 LTS version on my Pentium 4 3GB RAM machine. But after installing process i checked my os type. Unfortunately it is display my os type is 64bit. Why is that? I want to ...
0
votes
1answer
80 views

64-Bit installation only gives my a 32-bit OS

I recently decided to install Ubuntu on my computer for a project I'm doing, I downloaded the 64 bit version of Ubuntu from the official website and burned it onto a DVD, however, after the ...
1
vote
1answer
896 views

Install 64-bit kernel in 32-bit Ubuntu

I want to use an application that is only available in 64-bit, but my Ubuntu installation is 32-bit. The application is proprietary, so I can't even recompile it for 32-bit. I've read that I should ...
2
votes
0answers
33 views

Lubuntu 14.04 doesn't list my network [duplicate]

I have tried to open nm-applet but it doesn't list my/any networks. I thus can't connect to the internet. $ lspci | grep -i Network network controller: Broadcom corporation BCM4321 802.lla/b/g/n ...
1
vote
1answer
760 views

How to install lib32-gnutls in Ubuntu 14.04 32bit

I have a login problem with a game (league of legends - the login server did not respond).I found somewhere that I need to install lib32-gnutls to fix this problem, but I don't know how to do this. I ...
5
votes
1answer
9k views

How do I convert a x86 RPM to a x86 DEB within a x64 system?

In my case the software I am trying to convert is the Lacie lightscribe labeler. 1.- I renamed the RPM mv LaCie\ LightScribe\ Labeler\ 1.0\ Linux.rpm lacie-lightscribe-labeler-1.0.rpm 2.- Convert ...
-1
votes
3answers
97 views

Is there a difference in Ubuntu 32 bit vs. 64 bit? [duplicate]

Because I accidentally installed 32 bit, and I used 64 bit last time. I'm not sure, it bugs me. Any reassurance?
3
votes
1answer
447 views

32bit program on 64bit Ubuntu fails when using linux 32 before setup.sh

When I try to install a 32 bit program on ubuntu 13.10 64bit it falis. My command is as follow: linux32 ./setup.sh Output is: The setup program seems to have failed on x86/unknown Fatal ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

Is my data safe during system installation?

I want to move from 32-bit Ubuntu 14.04 to 64-bit Ubuntu 14.10 (or 14.04). I've already read Is it possible to "upgrade" from a 32bit to a 64bit installation? I DO NOT care about the ...
0
votes
0answers
58 views

Is it possible to restore 32-bit 14.04 packages/system to 64-bit 14.04?

Restore I backed up a 32-bit 14.04 system and tried to migrate to a new machine running 64-bit 14.04 with the following: sudo cp ~/backup/sources.bak /etc/apt/sources.list sudo chmod 644 ...
1
vote
2answers
611 views

How can I use Wine in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions? [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit installed. I installed wine from PPA 1.7.28 64 bit. How can I have a second instance of Wine in 32-bit? How can I launch some programs only in 32-bit? I won't delete my ...
1
vote
1answer
6k views

error: package architecture (amd64) does not match system (i386)

I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.10 and by the way my wireless is not working. So, I'm trying to fix this problem manually. I have installed the 64 bit Ubuntu already. The problem is I cannot install ...
0
votes
1answer
273 views

How to get easy tether to install on samsung chromebook 2 in ubuntu which was installed using crouton?

When trying to install easytether, I get a wrong architecture 'i386' message. Is there a way to get this to install?
0
votes
1answer
49 views

ubuntu 32 bit vs 64 bit when using lots of windows applications

I have acer laptop with processor capable of running 64 bit programs. I also love windows applications and would be using wine to install lots of them. So in your opinion should I use 32 bit OS to ...
1
vote
0answers
261 views

Stuck on “Configuring bcmwl-kernel-source (i386)” while installing Ubuntu 14.04

So, as the title says, installation get stuck while Configuring that package. Now, I am aware that this question has already been asked, but the solution requires internet connection and I don't have ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Which version (32 Bit/64 bit) Version of Ubuntu 14.x will better for my Desktop (1.3 GB RAM, Pentium 4 Processor)? [duplicate]

I want to install Ubuntu on my desktop having configuration: Intel Pentium 4 (Single Core) Processor with Hyper-Threading enabled 1.3 GB RAM: Slot I: 1GB & Slot II: 256 MB Intel Extreme Graphics ...
0
votes
0answers
56 views

Pentium 4 CPU with 4 GB installed, showes 3 GB

Please don't mark as duplicate unless you are SURE!! I've checked dozens of posts and found no solution. I have a Pentium 4 32-bit CPU with 4 GB installed. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit and made ...
-1
votes
1answer
71 views

32 bit or 64bit ubuntu based distro for my machine [duplicate]

I am relative new user and i like ubuntu based distros (since i can google everythng up and make it work without overheating my brain) and i was wandering what ubuntu based distro would you recommend ...
0
votes
0answers
62 views

Which ubuntu to install on 32 bit machine having 4 gb ram [duplicate]

I have a 32 bit machine and had planned to install ubuntu 14.04 on it. I am confused because on the ubuntu download page it says 32 bit (for machines less than 2 gb ram) , since I have 4 gb of ram on ...
0
votes
1answer
63 views

Old zt computer tower isn't booting from xubuntu minimal cd

When I'm trying to boot my PC from the Xubuntu minimal CD, it fails. It just goes straight to the other operating system, windows vista. I don't have admin access is that occurring the problem? My ...
0
votes
2answers
565 views

failure linking 32bit app using libexpat on Ubuntu 14.04 64bit

I'm trying to build the i386 version of the fontconfig packages, and the configure script fails to find the expat library, which is installed for both architectures. The failing test app build ...
0
votes
0answers
132 views

32/64-bit shared persistence LiveUSB possible?

Along the lines of this earlier question, I'm wondering if it's possible to create a LiveUSB that has both 32-bit & 64-bit Ubuntu installed, sharing the same (oversized) persistence partition. In ...
0
votes
0answers
61 views

Can't install Ubuntu 12.04 32bits on a modern PC - So slow!

I'm working on a project that only works on Ubuntu 12.04 32 bits. I've been given a modern computer to work with but the installation of Ubuntu is driving me nuts. The machine specs are: MoBo: ...
0
votes
0answers
241 views

How do I get 32/64 bit Open GL libraries?

I'm a complete n00b so bear with me. I'm trying to install League of Legends and I have PoL 4.2.4, Wine 1.7.25 and NVIDIA's proprietary driver 340.32. I'm running 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04. I've tried so ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

Has anybody been able to install Acestream on Ubuntu 14.04 32bit?

I'm trying to follow the instructions on wiziwig.eu but I can't find the dependency packages python2.7-apsw and so forth...
0
votes
0answers
72 views

display issue when opening Firefox - 32-bit vs 64 bit

I have a Toshiba Satellite C655D-S5300 that I originally installed the 64-bit version of 13.10 on. Ocasionally, when I opened Firefox the screen would get blurry with colored lines quickly moving ...
1
vote
1answer
37 views

Installed 32 bit

so I am kind of new to the UBuntu thing and I installed 32 bit instead of 64 bit ( my pc has 8gb of ram , but did not realize that at the time) . My question is should I re-install the 64-bit or live ...
1
vote
1answer
681 views

Installing Nemo file manager on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

How to install Nemo file manager on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32 Bit Please anyone help me. Which repositories should I use for installing Nemo On Ubuntu.
0
votes
1answer
393 views

why is my ubuntu 14.04 32 bit fresh install painfully slow on my fitpc2

I have 14.04 64 on another machine running well on another machine. I installed 14.04 32 bit on this Fitpc2 mini pc with an intel 40 gig ssd drive because it has 1 gig of ram. I erased the SSD drive ...