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Linux help please? MKII Answered

okay here i am again.
on the last question i posted (linux help please) poeple told me to use ubuntu. i tried but it says on the screen:
This kernel requiresanx86-64 CPUbut only detected an i686 CPU.
unable to boot- please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU.

where do i get such a kernel because,maybe i didn't see it but , there are apsolutly no system requirements writen anywere on the linux OR the ubuntu website. and that is for all the os i saw on the linux website.
is it so hard to modify a page to put in system requirements???

anyway could anyone show me an os for SERVERS that run on a bi-processor Intel Xeon i686 motherboard?
and show me the way to a free disk burner  program to burn bootable disks?
best answer to the one who give me an os that works!
thanks everyone.



Best Answer 7 years ago

There are often 2 flavours of each distrobution; one for 32 bit systems and one for 64. an i86 cpu is 32 bit -- and you'll need to get the 32bit version for your machine. Check the download page and I'm sure you'll find something.

32 bit operating systems run (less efficiently but they run) on 64 bit systems.
64 bit operating systems refuse to run on a 32 bit architecture.


Answer 7 years ago


I just searched 'ubuntu download'.

first set of questions on the page asks what version you want.


Answer 7 years ago

"If all else fails, read the instructions." (mod. quote)