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Jillian 13. May 2009 02:13 AM

I Am Downloading Ubuntu
 
What does the amd64 mean in this link ? Does this mean amd processor ? Mine is Intel. So what is this ?

http://www.gtlib.gatech.edu/pub/ubun...ktop-amd64.iso

wdhpr 13. May 2009 02:24 AM

Is your processor 64 bit? I am runnings winxp the32 bit version. I also dual boot to mepis using the 64 bit distro. It works because I have an amd64. If your intel processor is 64 bit. You should be able to install the 64 bit Ubuntu distro.

Your link is for the distro's iso.

Jillian 13. May 2009 02:51 AM

Yes I have Vista Home Premium 64 Bit. i just wondered if the AMD64 meant an AMD processor . as My processor is Intel

Jillian 13. May 2009 02:52 AM

I also don't know how to partition my hard drive. although I am not there yet by a long shot. Not even downloaded yet. jst starting . I am so scared that I am going to mess my computer up and this ain't no cheap computer.

bk_7312 13. May 2009 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Jillian (Post 4816)
I also don't know how to partition my hard drive. although I am not there yet by a long shot. Not even downloaded yet. jst starting . I am so scared that I am going to mess my computer up and this ain't no cheap computer.

I once faced that problem before, no big deal. According to your other thread, you ordered MEPIS LiveCD.

http://www.techsupportalert.com/free...-know-how.html

But according to this thread, you're downloading the Ubuntu .iso file? Putting that aside, partitioning your hard disk isn't very difficult and is quite safe as long as you have a backup image of it before doing anything (backup important files). It can be quite dangerous if not handled properly, make sure you computer doesn't power off or anything while partitioning or updating system infos.

A word of advice, partition your hard disk while using Windows, else if you do it using a LiveCD, the next time you boot to Windows, it'll panic and run a scan to check why it has lost a chunk of it space.

Jillian 13. May 2009 04:19 PM

i have finally got it partially going. Every time I clicked on Firefox at the bottom , it would come up and say Firefox was already running. And had links to download Firefox. Anyway , I just did not like the looks of Linux. Boring colors. I will stick with Windows . More eye candy browser with IE and Firefox.

Sope 13. May 2009 05:11 PM

Actually, the look and layout of Linux is highly customisable, even to the point of making it look like Windows Vista!

However, before you go any further, it sounds like you would certainly benefit from doing a lot more research into Linux before attempting to install it on your current system. IMHO, the most important of all, is making sure you have a reliable backup image of your entire hard drive before attempting any sort of partitioning and multiple OS installation.

Doesn't mean you can't have fun playing with the various live CD's in the meantime though.:)

Jillian 13. May 2009 11:40 PM

Thanks Sope. No , I am not going to install it yet awhile. I will just use the CD

Jillian 14. May 2009 09:07 PM

Hey , I had trouble with Mepis , but used the Live Disc with Ubuntu 9.04 and had no problems at all. I really liked it , except for the color. I love Blue. The only thing is when I got ready to close out , there was not a button to either Shutdown or Log off or Restart. I had to literally press my tower button and then the options came up. I really do not like that at all. there should be a button for this on start .

Jillian 14. May 2009 09:12 PM

Also , I had to log in here using IE for some reason when I tried to log in using Firefox , it said that Access Denied. And I thought well , they have banned me for sure lol. I deleted all cookies and internet files , Firefox cache everything. Then came back and it told me Access Denied. I could see Jillian at the bottom of the page where it shows those that are here. So I then tried IE and it logged me right in . Something strange going on with my Firefox, but can't figure out what.


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