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

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Installation fails when installing 64-bit version of Ubuntu but not 32 bit

I have a flash drive with Ubuntu 13.10 on it that I'm trying to install. When I try and install the 64 bit version on my computer I get this error: Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount ...
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Does Andriod Development obviate 32 - bit Linux

Recently I encountered the following error while trying to emulate android using cordova: ERROR: 32-bit Linux Android emulator binaries are DEPRECATED when attemping to run the Android emulator ....
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For a 32-bit kernel, what are the pros/cons of PAE vs. non-PAE?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 32-bit. My kernels are PAE kernels. I know these are the kernels we can use for 32-bit OS which have 4 GB RAM, to utilize all 4GB of RAM. My system is a 32-bit system. So I ...
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install v4l2ucp: unmet dependencies

I run: sudo apt-get install v4l2ucp I got this error message: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f ...
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Is it Possible to create a desktop shortcut for the Sage Notebook?

Sage is a python-based mathematics software that integrates a wide range of mathematics software into a single python interface. Calling sage from the terminal (which is how you call it) creates a ...
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where is the 32 bit ubuntu snappy core image

The Ubuntu Website states that Ubuntu Core is Now available on a wide range of 32 and 64-bit ARM and X86 platforms. The following page says 64-bit PC (AMD64) snappy image Choose this to ...
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For an old machine with 4 GB of RAM, is a 32-bit or 64-bit system faster? [duplicate]

I installed the 64-bit version of Ubuntu 14.04 for the first time, and I think it is heavier than the 32-bit version. While it was installing it got stuck. I tried four times to install. Is it true ...
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Is Ubuntu desktop 32 bit source code the same as Ubuntu desktop 64 bit source code

Is Ubuntu desktop 32 bit source code the same as Ubuntu desktop 64 bit source code? I recently had occasion to go backwards from 64 bit to 32 bit and they seems subtlety different.
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Esterel Compiling in Ubuntu 64 bit

The latest version of esterel is available only in 32 bit. Installed it in 64 bit ubuntu. When compiling esterl to C. I haven't get any errors. esterel -simul foo.strl cc -c foo.c While running: ...
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How to check if my software is 32-bit or 64-bit

I want to check if my software is 64 bit or 32 bit (not the OS). This software is an executable file, and when I check it, no information is given if it is 64-bit or 32-bit. How do I check if my ...
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Cannot install Gimp 64 bit

I am trying to install Gimp on a 64 bit PC with Ubuntu 14.10. I have added the dedicated PPA ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp but I am not able to install Gimp due to its reliance on a lot of 32 bit ...
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Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 halts on bcmwl-kernel-source(i386)?

I've read through the relevant posts, and don't find an answer. Problem: I install from disk Ubuntu 14.04.LTS 32-bit. At boot, Ubuntu gives a wireless error [81.275055] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware ...
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Can Ubuntu 32-bit access 8GB RAM?

I need to use a large software package (Xojo) that requires the 32-bit architecture to run. Try as I might, I can't seem to install the 32-bit libraries on my 64-bit installation of 15.04. I don't ...
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Why isn't utorrent working? How do I remedy this problem?

I tried to install utorrent by following the instructions available at http://www.liberiangeek.net/2012/01/install-utorrent-in-ubuntu-11-10-oneiric-ocelot/ but when I got to the step of typing: ...
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How to remove all i386 packages from Ubuntu 64bit?

Over the time I installed many i386 packages, which I no longer need. How can I clean up the system and stay only with the amd64 packages?
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32 bit on 64 bit causing strange characters

I installed a 32 bit game server on 64 bit ubuntu server 14.04.2 LTS. This required a few libraries, including lib32gcc. Now, whenever I run apt-get, I get all kinds of strange characters. The ...
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32 bit vs 64 bit [duplicate]

I'm new to the Ubuntu community and I have a question: I've noticed while downloading both 32 bit and 64 bit versions that the 32 is referred to as i386 (which I assume is an Intel reference) and the ...
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x86 or 64bit on a system at 2GB

New to the world of Ubuntu, and I've been poking around the last few days because I finally got around to trying it! It's awesome so far but it's really sluggish on this PC... I received a 'busted ...
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What is the difference between machine, processor and hardware platform?

I was just going through uname and found that -m and -p gave same result, but -i returns a different result. What is the difference between i686 and i386 ? $ uname -mpi gives i686 i686 i386.
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VMWare Player 3.1.6 32 bit installed with Ubuntu 14.04

Dear Ubuntu spezialists, I use Ubuntu 14.04 on an old 32 bit netbook. Now I installed VMWare 3.1.6, since this is the last real 32bit VMWare Player (although there seem to be newer versions of the ...
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/proc/net/dev on ubuntu 12.04 x86

How can i prevent reset byte count in /proc/net/dev when there is higher than 4gb of transfert? The 'bytes' counter in /proc/net/dev wraps after bytes > 2^32. I understand that there are other ...
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Error installing needed libraries for Steam

So I installed Steam from the steampowered.com download. Now that Steam's installed, when I try to run it I get the following: Steam needs to install these additional packages: libgl1-mesa-dri:i386,...
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How to create a specific wine version and a new prefix [duplicate]

I want to create a second wine prefix 32-bit and I want a specific wine version for example 1.4 I have wine installed with the official ppa So can I create second wine prefix with specific wine ...
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My Ubuntu Is 64 Bit On 32 Bit PC? [closed]

My (probably 32bit) PC is low on RAM but the version of Ubuntu is 64-bit. Is there a way to change the architecture without losing my files. My PC sometimes freezes but Ubuntu Serach Transparent ...
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Failed to install sqlite3 for Asterisk 11

I'm trying to install Asterisk 11 in Ubuntu Server 14.04 32 bits, and I can't to install sqlite3 for I use Asterisk 11 in this machine. Please see below the message: ubuntu@asterisk-ubuntu:/usr/...
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Having trouble running setup-environment (YOCTO) in a ubuntu 32-bit VM

I am running a 32-bit Ubuntu in VirtualBox on my i7-64 bit System and was following steps to build YOCTO; In the process, I have to run the following command $ MACHINE=smarch-samx6i ../setup-...
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Upgrading ubuntu 12.04 32 bit to 64 bit [duplicate]

I have recently installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS i686.I want upgrade it to 64 bit.How can I do it via terminal?
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Error while installing 32 bit Library on 64 bit Ubuntu [duplicate]

$ sudo apt-get install package-name:i386 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package package-name:i386 $ sudo apt-get ...
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Not able to boot 32bit from 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04 for installation

My machine runs on 2GB RAM since the 64bit is hungry for more memory i thought of downgrading to 32bit to avoid slowness. I downloaded 32 bit iso file and extracted the same to pendrive. When ...
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Why is there no +mac download for 32 bit systems or for GNOME?

When I was first toying with 64 bit Ubuntu I was led to try the +mac version of the installer and that solved some problems for me. Now however, I want to use GNOME; and want the 32bit version. ...
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Ubuntu installation on my system

I am installing Ubuntu OS in virtual box. I have 32 bit intel system with 3 GB RAM. So can I install i386 ubuntu OS?
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uninstall utorrent, installed the 64bit on 32bit

i am new to ubuntu, Just recently installed torrent using this link. Problem is i mistakenly downloaded the 64bit and after installing it i found out my OS is 32bit, As After going all those ...
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Cannot boot up computer

I installed ubuntu and burned the iso file to the d drive. After I reboot my computer, the ubuntu install menu shows up. I choose the first option (the "try ubuntu" thing) and then this happen. http://...
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Can I reuse partitions for new instalations (without loosing data)?

Will I lose data if I make new a new installation of Ubuntu in the same partition of a previous UBUNTU distribution? I don't want to change my partitions table again. I have installed UBUNTU 12.04 ...
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Can't open 32-bit Machinarium - can't read file type

I purchased machinarium and received my download links. The 64-bit version downloaded and opened fine, but the cursor was not aligned with where I clicked. I then checked my system settings and ...
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Can't leave text mode once entered

Im using Ubuntu 14.10 32bit And I want to install Nvidia official driver as I've dome many time. But once I press Ctrl+Alt+F1, I enter a stucked command line where I cant press anything also not ...
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Ubuntu on Mac - use 32-bit or 64-bit image? [duplicate]

So, I'm about to install Ubuntu on my brand new Mac. Looking at the available release packages, though, I'm a bit confused: I believe all modern Mac's are 64-bit now, but I know for a fact that my ...
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Hard disk size limit for Ubuntu Server 14.04.1 32bit

How do I know how much of hard disk space system will recognize? I plan to build a file server and I am not sure whether the system is able to use 6TB hard disk drive. How can I find out limitations?
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Downgrading 64bit to 32bit [duplicate]

Is it possible to downgrade from 14.04.1 64-bit to 32-bit as an old PC is having real trouble running 64-bit.
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Can I totaly install Ubuntu 64bit on my computer? [duplicate]

I run the lscpu command on Ubuntu and this is the result: Architecture: i686 CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit Byte Order: Little Endian CPU(s): 2 On-line CPU(s)...
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Can i use Ubuntu 14.04 32bit on 4GB ram? [duplicate]

like the title, if yes it can use all my RAM if needed ? or max just 2GB
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Ubuntu on an Asus X205 Subnotebook?

Anybody succeed in loading Ubuntu on the new Asus X205 subnotebook? I am not certain if the UEFI is 32 bits or 64 bits.
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Which Ubuntu release should I use for an old Vista computer? [duplicate]

I am new to linux. I have installed the 14.04.1 i386 on an old computer (Intel Pentium due core E2180, 32bit, 2GHz, 2GB RAM). Install itself was smooth, but only some apps are working. Many will ...
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facing problems at ubuntu partitioning while installing 32-bit Ubuntu alongside a 32-bit windows 8.1

I'm new to Linux like i have used live Ubuntu but now i'm wishing to install it but the problem is when i approach at partition manager of Ubuntu it only shows my windows 8.1 installation dish and all ...
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My machine is 32 bit, but i have 64 bit processor. Should I install 64 bit ubuntu?

I was interested in what machine do i have so after sudo lshw I've got info, but there is one thing that puzzles me. It writhes that my laptop is 32 width, but for cpu that it is 64 width ...
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Why do we add i386 architecture to dpkg?

Why do we add i386 architecture to dpkg, for installing on a 64 bit OS? Is it because this is a i386 binary? sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 http://www.sysads.co.uk/2014/06/install-skype-4-3-in-...
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Unable to locate package libc6-dbg:i386 in docker

I am trying to install libc6-dbg:i386 inside a docker container based on Ubuntu because I need it for Valgrind, but I can't. Given the following Dockerfile: FROM ubuntu:14.04 MAINTAINER Me <xyz@...
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Cannot install ia32-libs

I don't know why I can't install ia32-libs. It claims for a dependency that cannot be found on repos. junior@mediacenter:~$ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 slow

I just installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my Dell Latitude D600. It has the Pentium M CPU so, I had to forcepae in order for it to install. Now that it's installed I'm noticing the ui is extremely slow. When a ...
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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 ...