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penkku 22nd November 2008 08:11

Can Unbuntu 8.04 Server amd86 be installed on Intel X86?
My server's cpu is Intel Xeon 3220, can I install Ubuntu 8.04 Server amd86 on it?

heymrdj 23rd November 2008 00:54

I'm not aware of any AMD86 package...I know there is x86, and amd64. It's called amd64 because it's a 64bit package, which AMD came up with first, then Intel used as well. All processors bar a few made today are 64bit. That AMD64 package can be used with any computer with a 64bit processor, Intel, AMD, Solaris, or any other. Your Intel 3220 is a 64bit processor, so get the amd64 package. You can also use x86 if you wish, but you won't be able to recognise more than 3.5GB or so of RAM in the machine.

penkku 23rd November 2008 08:31

Sorry, My question should be:

Can Unbuntu 8.04 Server amd64 be installed on Intel X86-64?

Thanks for your replay, heymrdj.

I make sense.

falko 23rd November 2008 14:24

Yes, you can do that.

penkku 24th November 2008 19:48

Just finished installation a few minutes ago mostly based on Falko Timme's tutorial "The Perfect Server - Ubuntu Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server)".

Falko said in the tutorial that "this tutorial is written for the 32-bit version of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, but should apply to the 64-bit version with very little modifications as well."

If the author tell what is the little modifications, it will be very helpful for 64-bit users.

Any way, the tutorial is very helpful for me, thanks Falko very much!

falko 25th November 2008 17:53

I think there are no changes necessary at all, but I haven't tried.

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