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

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Ubuntu system totally freezes 12.04 12.10 13.04 [duplicate]

This problem is an ongoing issue for me. Maybe someone has an idea out there. I've been using Ubuntu 32 bit for years with much pleasure. It all stopped when I upgraded to version 12.04. Since ...
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Why do i have 32b Ubuntu after installing the 64b version? [duplicate]

to keep things simple i downloaded the 64b version of Ubuntu to try out on a spare computer but it turns out i have a 32b version? i even made sure to double check with the website and sure enough i ...
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How to change from a 32-bit installation to a 64-bit one? [duplicate]

OK, I feel stupid. Full disclosure, brand new to Ubuntu. I have a five year old XP laptop that I assumed was a 32 bit OS and thus, I installed the 32 bit version of Ububntu 13.0.4. I now see under ...
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How can I solve “Unable to find 32 bit OpenGl libraries” when running PlayOnLinux on a 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 64 bits. I have installed PlayOnLinux, but when I run it, it says: Unable to find 32 bit OpenGl libraries. I see I need ia32-libs to run 32-bit apps. I have installed ...
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How to install 32-bit version of libstdc++.so.6 on a 64 bit machine

I need to install the 32-bit version of libstdc++.so.6 on a 64 bit Ubuntu 8.04.2 server. when i tried apt-get install ia32-libs, it says root@devserver:~/downloads# apt-get install ia32-libs ...
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How do I install IBM Lotus Symphony after receiving the error in the description?

Warning: Skipping conversion of scripts in package symphony: postinst postrm preinst prerm Warning: Use the --scripts parameter to include the scripts. mkdir: cannot create directory `symphony-3.0.1': ...
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I am running 32 bit widows 7, which version of ubuntu do I need to install, 32 or 64 bit?

I am currently running 32 bit widows 7 on a Acer Aspire D270 netbook (Atom CPU, 1GB RAM), which version of Ubuntu do I need to install, 12,04 32 or 64 bit version? Please help and be gentle with me, I ...
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Is Ubuntu compatible with my 32 bit windows 7 system?

I'm brand new to Ubuntu and not tech savvy like the rest of this group apperantly is. I have an older machine (32 bit windows 7) and I'm curious about Ubuntu and want to try it out, if it works well ...
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32-bit to 64-bit migration using virtualbox

I have a 32-bit Ubuntu installation which I would like to migrate to 64-bit. To minimize risk and to ensure that the installation is working I would like to first do the install on a virtualbox VM. I ...
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Which version do I need to download? [duplicate]

I'm currently running a Windows 7 computer, but it says I have a 64-bit OS, and I'm confused as to whether or not I need to download the 32-bit version of Ubuntu, or the 64-bit, since it says to ...
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How to install 32 bit Ubuntu on 64 bit machine [duplicate]

I am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS (64bit) in 64 bit machine. But I want to use a 32-bit operating system (either 12.04 or 8.04), I tried to do it using bootable pen drive but it failed, while I have alreay ...
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Ubuntu 32 bit or 64 bit on windows virtual pc on 64 bit windows 8?

I'd like to install ubuntu 12.04 on windows virtual pc on 64 bit windows 8. My laptop has corei7 processor, so I know that it can support 64 bit ubuntu. But I'm not sure what would be the best choice, ...
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Version 12.04 (precise) (32-Bit) and 8 GB?

Ich bin neu unterwegs mir Ubuntu und bin wirklich begeistert! Meine Frage: wenn ich noch 4GB DDR3 einbaue (auf 8 GB) kann ich bei diesem System belassen oder muss ich auf die 64 bit Version gehen ...
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Switch from Ubuntu 13.04 64bit to 32bit

Actually after reading my problem, most of you will laugh at me. I myself am, for such a stupid mistake. What exactly happened was, I was downloading 32-bit version of Ubuntu 13.04 for my old PC. ...
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Can I install Ubuntu 32 bit in a 64 bit machine? [duplicate]

I have a Windows 8 64 bit machine (Asus N56VJ) and I was asked to install a 32 bit Linux OS at the university for a programming course. The main problem is that I'm not able to boot from CD (already ...
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Kubuntu 12.10 - Do I have to install all the i386 packages in order to run wine on an amd64 machine?

Actually I have several questions here, but the main problem I want to solve is that, I need to run wine1.6 on my amd64 machine, which installed Kubuntu 12.10 for now. First thing I noticed was that, ...
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How to dual boot 12.04 64 bit and 32 bit on

I have a re-purposed HP notebook with 12.04 32 bit installed. I'm about to upgrade the ~70 GB drive with a larger one for a new project that will also require 12.04 64 bit. I had intended to use dd ...
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Install 32-bit version of Oracle JDK 7 on a 64-bit Ubuntu?

I am using http://askubuntu.com/a/61873/23678 to install the 64-bit version of Oracle JDK 7 under Ubuntu 64-bit. Is there a way to tweak this mechanism to install the 32-bit JDK instead? If not, how ...
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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 ...
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Difference between installing libx:i386 and lib32x

There's a series of libs available in the Ubuntu repositories like lib32stdc++6 and lib32ncurses5. You can either install these on a 64 bit system, or go for installing libstdc++6:i386 and ...
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Ubuntu 32 to 64 bit [duplicate]

I've installed ubuntu 12.04 in a dual boot with a windows 7. I've got the ISO months ago to use in another pc (32bit). Now I've got an laptop with windows 7 64-bit, and installed the 32-bit ubuntu. ...
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WebEx audio doesn't work on 12.04 LTS 32-bit

I got "The Audio Device is Unaccessible Now" when trying to connect audio to WebEx session using computer. It's known issue for 64-bit installations and common workaround is to setup 32-bit browser ...
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Can't get 32 bit Ubuntu to boot on a macbook

I have tried 12.04 and 13.04 and neither one creates a bootable disk. I already have 64 bit Ubuntu but need 32 bit for a specific program that I need to run. I have tried Startup Disk Creator on ...
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Can a partition table be edited from a LiveUSB of another architecture?

My purpose is to re-partition a dual-boot machine (running Ubuntu 13.04 / Windows 7), i.e. the current table is as follows: ----------------------------------------------------------- | | ...
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Ubuntu freezes at installation-dialog and at live-boot

i´m quite new to ubuntu/linux, because i prefered using windows, yet. Now i have a older notebook that runs very slow with windows xp and consumples a lot of battery. So i choosed to use a more ...
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I want to change from 64 bit Ubuntu 12.10 to 32 bit [closed]

I had installed Ubuntu 12.10 amd64 Desktop on my laptop, but I realized my laptop's hardware is not meant for 64 bit Ubuntu. (I also have Windows 7 installed in another partion) Is there any way to ...
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How to get 32 bit version of libraries on Ubuntu 64 bit?

I'm trying to compile a program which uses Google's V8 library (which is 32 bit). Therefore any library I use within my program also has to be 32 bit. Where can I download the 32 bit version of ...
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installation i386 Ubunto desktop 13.04

I am trying to install "ubuntu-13.04-desktop-i386.iso" on a Dell optiplex gx270. I used "Universal-USB-Installer-1.9.3.5" to get it on an external Seagate Freeagent USB harddrive. No problem. I ...
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run-init /sbin/init exec format error after reinstalling Ubuntu 32-bit with Ubuntu 64-bit

Today I wanted to install Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit, because I need it for certain programs. However during installation, the installer offered me to reinstall my old system (32-bit), so did (I know, I must ...
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Installing old Loki games on 12.04 64-bit results in no audio

All, Here's an interesting problem. I followed instructions provided online for installing Loki Games' Heroes of Might and Magic 3 (see http://www.swanson.ukfsn.org/loki/ and ...
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32 bit or 64 bit for 13.04

Can I change from 64 bit to 32 bit without re-installing 13.04? I believe that I installed it as a 64 bit, and am wondering if that is causing all of the problems that I am having since the ...
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Installed 64-bit ubuntu on 32-bit windows vista [duplicate]

I am not very knowledgeable about computing, so pardon me if I am asking a stupid question. I installed ubuntu on my 32-bit windows vista via http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/windows-installer ...
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How to publish a game that requires native libraries on the Ubuntu Sofware Center

Very recently I published a proprietary game on the Ubuntu Software Center. I uploaded a Debian package containing the binary files. Since the game is written in Java I used 'any' architecture in the ...
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How to update Ubuntu to i386 from terminal or a .ISO file?

All right. I re-install my Ubuntu 64bits, but now it's very slow. I'm downloading the 32bits .iso from Transmission and I want know if has any possibility to "update" from this iso file. If don't, can ...
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Does Ubuntu Desktop 32Bit Support more than 4GB Memory with default installation?

Does Ubuntu Desktop 32 Bit support more than 4GB memory WITHOUT changing anything (Without having to activate PAE via compiling kernel or anything similar). Will installing the 32 Bit Ubuntu on the ...
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How to find out if my system is i386 or x86_64 before installing Ubuntu?

I am using Windows as of now and want to install Ubuntu. I want to find out if my system is i386 or x86_64? How to do that? Thanks.
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Install 32bit Java (OpenJDK) on 64bit Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I have to run Juniper VPN on the 64bit Ubuntu 12.04. I have installed openjdk-7-jre, openjdk-7-jdk and icedtea-7-plugin. After the browser prompts to install the Juniper VPN, I check it has been ...
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Maas enlist nodes with pxe timeout

I am testing maas on ubuntu 13.04 32-bit, when booting a node with pxe for enlisting it times out after loading initrd.gz: Loading i386/generic/raring/commisioning/linux........ Loading ...
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My computer boots to a black screen [duplicate]

I know there are a lot of threads for this, but I can't seem to find a satisfying answer for my specific situation. I have an Acer-Aspire 5738Z-4619 with the following specifications: ...
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Build 32-bit on 64-bit Ubuntu: installing ia32-libs does not include libstdc++

Googled for a while but drawn a blank. Need to build 32-bit app on 64-bit Ubuntu. Realise that I need to install ia32-libs. I have done this and apt-get tells me it's already at the latest version. ...
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Ubuntu gnome 64- or 32-bit with i7? [duplicate]

so I'm sure my PC is 64 bit, but while downloading ubuntu gnome, I encountered this: PC (Intel x86) desktop image For almost all PCs. This includes most machines with Intel/AMD/etc type ...
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Which Ubuntu for Software Development

Please suggest me in this regard. I am having a Lenono PC and Dell Inspiron N5010 (both are 64 bit with 4GB of RAM, Intel I5 Processors). My requirement is: "A fully stable operating system (Ubuntu) ...
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New computer installation problems

I've just bought a new desktop computer: Gigabyte 970A-DS3 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 AMD FX8350 RAM: 16 Gb I'd like to install 13.04 64-bit, but when I try to install, mouse doesn't work at all ...
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does ubuntu 13.04 desktop (32 bit) already have open stack bundled in?

From the the literature, it seems that ONLY Ubuntu 13.04 server (64-bit) has Open Stack bundled in, and not Ubuntu 13.04 desktop (32-bit). Is this true? Also it seems that there is NO Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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64-bit Ubuntu Runs very slow

I recently replaced my 32-bit 12.04-LTS by 64-bit 13.04, but the 64-bit version runs VERY slow on my current computer (compared with the speed when I run 32-bit). Here is the info of the hardware: ...
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How can I determine what packages I had installed before a new install?

Situation: want to move from 32-bit to 64-bit environment (taking advantage of >4GB RAM) bought new HDD and installed new OS mounted old HDD as a secondary device Question: How can I determine ...
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Rebooting Problem

After experiencing these problems Why is my desktop background blank after upgrade to 13.04?, Unity isn't working after running `unity --replace` I realised my best bet would be to uninstall ...
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Possible using 64-bit on 32-bit processor?

I have a PC (yet old) using AMD processor. I've tried booting Ubuntu x64 from LiveUSB, but it works! Larger image Why? But in my Windows Device Manager it shows x86...
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How to change Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit to 32 bit without loosing data or changing settings

i accidentally installed Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit on my 32 bit Pc and already installed a lot of important things. How can I change it to 32 bit OS without loosing data or settings?
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How to build Ubuntu Touch in 32-bit computer

I was trying to port Ubuntu Touch for my HTC Incredible S. I had setup the source code and drivers. During build, I am getting error that the build can be executed only on 64-bit computer. When I ...