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

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will a 6GB of RAM will be fine and efficiant to run in 32-bit Ubuntu?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 in a Intel Dual Core 3 GHz processor with 2 GB of RAM and I would like to buy a 4 GB of RAM extra and what best I can use it more efficiently and how I am supposed to achieve ...
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Can I install 32-bit Ubuntu in a 64-bit host using VirtualBox?

After countless problems trying to program NASM Assembly in a 64-bit Ubuntu install in VirtualBox, I figured I'd just go to 32-bit programming for now. I'm no expert - can I install 32-bit Ubuntu in ...
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Are there any 32-bit version for ubuntu server 13.04?

Are there any 32-bit version for ubuntu server 13.04? Since I can only download 64-bit version from ubuntu.com
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How can I switch a 64-bit installation to a 32-bit one?

I want to turn my 64-bit installation into a 32-bit one. So far, I've tried to install a 32-bit kernel using this command: sudo apt-get install linux-image:i386 linux-image-generic:i386 ...
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I installed 64 bit Ubuntu with wubi but I need to reinstall 32 bit version instead.

I don't need to save data or anything but I'm aware that, because I used Wubi, it has partitioned the hard drive in ways that I don't understand and I don't think I can keep making more and more ...
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How do I force Wubi to install a 32-bit version?

I'm using Windows 8 (32bit) customer preview and installing WUBI Ubuntu 12,04.1. I down loaded 32 bit installer from ubuntu dot com, The wubi installer says AMD 64 xt. I had a previous 12,04 install ...
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What version was installed? x64 or i686? What's the difference exactly?

Okay, so heres my problem. I recently started migrating several services to individual VMs on my box, using VirtualBox 4.1. I created a new VirtualBox VM with guest type "Ubuntu (64 Bit)". I've ...
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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: ...
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i386 deb package for amd64 machines [closed]

I am building an application and I want to build a DEB package, but I have a problem... I want that the DEB package can be installed both 32 bits machines and 64 bits machines. Then I build a 32 bits ...
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Steam won't start on Ubuntu 16.04

After it was reinstalled, updates downloaded but it won’t start even from the terminal. This is the error message it gives: Running Steam on ubuntu 16.04 32-bit STEAM_RUNTIME is enabled ...
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How can I install 64-bit Ubuntu 15.10 on my UEFI-IA32 Bay Trail tablet?

"I have a Windows 8-10 tablet with a 64-bit Bay Trail atom processor, and a 32-bit UEFI BIOS. How can I install 64-bit Ubuntu 15.10 on my tablet?" This tutorial is not a duplicate of this question ...
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Running 32bit program on 64bit ubuntu 15.10 [duplicate]

> proxychains skype > ProxyChains-3.1 (http://proxychains.sf.net) > ERROR: ld.so: object 'libproxychains.so.3' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded (cannot open shared object file): ignored. ...
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How to find why 64 bit application can run on 14.04 but not 12.04?

I have a 64 bits application (lmutil from Xilix Vivado tool). Which can run on 14.04, there's not problem. But when I run it on 12.04, I got the error: bash: ./lmutil: No such file or directory Is ...
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libpcap 32 bit on 64 bit Ubuntu

I'm trying to install Gulp. As the author says it needs 32-bit libpcap-dev libs for building the application, but when I try to download 32bit version it says NO INSTALL CANDIDATE AVAILABLE ...
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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.
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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.
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How to downgrade from 64-bit to 32-bit

I have a 2gb chromebook with 64-bit ubuntu 12.04 and it runs extremly slow and often crashes so how to I downgrade it to 32-bit or is their another solution?
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How can I USB install Ubuntu 12.04.4 on my Macbook using the 32-bit image?

I've downloaded both the 32 and 64-bit images of Ubuntu 12.04.4 and used the startup disk creator in Ubuntu to create a both a 32 and 64-bit Ubuntu install USB. However, I am only able to boot from ...
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after installing ubuntu windows is not showing in grub

Recently for one project I installed 64-bit Ubuntu (initially it was Ubuntu 32-bit) in my college lab machine. But the problem is after installing 64-bit it is not showing me the windows in grub ...
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installing 64 bit kernel on 32bit ubuntu

I compiled my own custom kernel in a 64 bit linux mint 16 installation. I've also heard that the 64 bit kernel could also run 32 bit applications too. Would it be possible to install it and use it in ...
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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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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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Should I download the 32-bit version or the 64-bit version of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have a 13" Macbook Pro 2010. Should I download the 32-bit version or the 64-bit version of Ubuntu?
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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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Mousepad not working with 12.04

I am running 12.04 64-bit, and I have had a bit of trouble with Ubuntu. First, I installed 12.10 32-bit, and then I tried to install 64-bit, but it didn't work. Then, one of my friends, who has the ...
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How do I change the permissions for my USBs?

For some reason I have discovered that I can no longer edit any of the data I have on my USBs. I was once able to edit it and I am able to edit the data on it on other PCs. I am running 32 bit 12.10 ...
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How to install Chrome or Chromium 32 bit on Ubuntu 64 bit

I am unable to find any advice how to install either Chrome or Chromium 32 bit on Ubuntu 64 bit 12.10. I installed ia32-libs, downloaded Chrome install package google-chrome-stable_current_i386.deb ...
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Multiple Ubuntu, Windows how to make grub to detect them all?

I have 4 Ubuntu version on a system (11.04 and 11.10 both in 32 and 64 bit) and also a few versions of Windows, after a restore now I have the grub from an earlier version and it sees just a system ...
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How to get rid of i386 libs?

Yesterday, I tried to install the Ubuntu 64bit package for Netviewer. This package seems to be a big mess as it is not really a 64bit version of the app, but instead uses Wine to get it to run. Along ...
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Should I upgrade to 64 bit Ubuntu with an old laptop model?

I just realized, and I mean it literally just a few minutes ago, that my processor Intel T5870 supports 64-bit. I have had this laptop (ThinkPad R61i) for two years mainly running Ubuntu 32-bit. So ...
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How do I can install libxcb-render-unil0?

I need libxcb-render-unil0 for running DraftSight™ 32x ver under my 64x os. I was trying to install it by a terminal or Synaptic Package Manager but it I didn't succeed in this. ...
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How to install 64-bit libraries on 32-bit system?

I need to cross-compile for 64-bit architecture on a 32-bit platform (using gcc-multilib and -m64 flag). For this I need to install 64-bit versions of the dependent libraries. How do I do that?
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When will deb multi arch support be included in Ubuntu?

When will deb multi arch support be included in Ubuntu? Is there any ongoing work?
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How to install Ubuntu Core to x86 (actually ARMv7) architecture board (BPi-M1)?

I have Banana Pi (BPi-M1) with Allwinner A20 SoC, this one (ARM Cortex-A7 dual-core, 1GHz, Mali400MP2 GPU) But in this manual, here, about starting on x86 architecture there are note: We only ...
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Is it safe to install old libraries? Wine issue

I'm trying to run Medal of Honor Allied Assault on my xubuntu 14.04 box. Yet, I get the following error: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such ...
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use *only some* 64-bit packages on 32-bit Ubuntu

This is not a question about switching every one of my packages, or ubuntu-desktop (which I don't even use) to 64-bit. I want to build just a couple programs in 64-bit. Is the answer different to the ...
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How to run bin file on 14.04?

I have a .bin file I want to install. I have 14.04 64bit. I think the bin file is 32 bit. I already installed all the 386 libs as below: sudo apt-get install libc6:i386 libx11-6:i386 libasound2:i386 ...
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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 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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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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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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draftsight on ubuntu 14.04 (32 bit OS)

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Os type 32bit) on an AMD 64 X2. I would like to install Draftsight but it appears to be quite impossible: first it says that have the wrong architecture software version (i ...
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Going from 32-bit to 64-bit, will “Reinstall Ubuntu” in the installer break my system?

I'm trying to go from a 32-bit Xubuntu 14.04 to a 64-bit Xubuntu 14.04. In the installer, I get this option: Reinstall Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. My /home is already on a separate partition, so my ...
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Can I install the 64 bit version?

Ok, I've always, for some reason, thought that my cpu had 32 bit registers... so I always installed the 32bit version of all OSs that I've used. Now though I ran a lscpu, and I get: fer@fer-lap:~$ ...
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How do you know if you can add 64 bit version of Lubuntu?

NOOB alert- I have an HP/Compaq nc6120 laptop. I just added the 32 bit version of Lubuntu, however I wondered what would tell me if I could use the 64 bit version? Here are my PC Specs Computer: ...
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Gnuplot does not work as Intended

I have installed Gnuplot 4.6.4 after downloading it from sourceforge.net and it does not have the wxt terminal. How can I remedy this issue? In addition to that the cursor position is not displayed in ...
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Install 32 bit ubuntu along side 64 bit windows 8

I need to install Ubuntu 32 bit alongside windows 8 64 bit. Can anyone tell me how to get windows/UEFI to run the 32 bit disk? I have disabled secure boot and gotten a 64 bit disk to run, but I need ...
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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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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 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 ...