I have a bootable pendrive containing Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 (amd64) on it, and I installed it on my pc with no problems. But when I tried installing it on a pc in my college, it said "failed to load ldlinux.c32". After a while, I found out that that pc was 32bit. Could this be the reason that the installation wasn't working?

  • Yes, it is my possible, that is, it my could be my reason. Anyway, why do you want to install my 64bit on my 32bit? Isn't it easy enough to get my 32bit? – mikewhatever Jun 10 '17 at 9:33
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    I doubt it. If it was 32-bit it would have failed with something like, i686 CPU required but not found – You'reAGitForNotUsingGit Jun 10 '17 at 10:33
  • The error is probably unrelated and precedes the hardware detection, but the fact remains it's not possible to install a 64-bit OS in 32-bit hardware. – user692175 Jun 10 '17 at 11:54
  • The error may be related to a bad USB media. Use a properly made 32-bit Ubuntu installation media (or use a lighter flavor like Xubuntu/Lubuntu/Budgie ?? for that old hardware). For better answers please edit and post the hardware specifications, namely the CPU to check its capabilities. – user692175 Jun 10 '17 at 11:57

amd 64 versions can only be installed on 64 bit computers. But 32 bit version can be installed on both 32 and 64 bit computers

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