How do I downgrade from 17.10 to 16.04LTS since I can't be upgraded to 18.04 due to my 32-bit laptop?
Ubuntu Version 18.04 LTS 32bit is supported
You can upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 with the
I upgraded a 16.04 LTS to 18.04 using this command:
$ sudo do-release-upgrade -d
As Pomsky suggested, it's the 32bit iso that is not provided by Canonical. The actual supported files are in the repository.
You will have to wait a few days or use the
-d option and get it immediately.
This is my installation mode:
$ file /lib/systemd/systemd /lib/systemd/systemd: ELF 32-bit LSB shared object, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), dynamically linked, interpreter /lib/ld-linux.so.2, for GNU/Linux 3.2.0, BuildID[sha1]=b6190e3094045363f5cca4d20db62b82aed17e4f, stripped
You need to backup all your important data into a external drive or cloud service, then you need to grab a 16.04 install disk, boot of it and then reinstall. You could try changing the repository info to 16.04 instead of 17.10 and then downgrading all the packages manually but that takes a long time. Plus there's the added risk of replacing a vital componet to the os when its in use and screwing your whole computer up. Don't take the downgrading way unless you're feeling brave.