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I have an AMD64 CPU in my desktop system and am running Kubuntu 64-bit.
My question is...can I nuke it, and then download and install the i386 version of the OS? Will it run on my CPU?
I tried to install a Debian package intended for the i386 architecture and it complained. I was hoping maybe Kubuntu itself was the issue and not my actual hardware. (The package in question was Yahoo Messenger; if it's impossible to do this, is there something else I can use which will allow me access to my Yahoo buddy list?)
All x86_64 processors can run 32bit operating systems and application. You should be able to wipe the computer clean and install the i386 OS or software package. The distros may have a message box telling you that your better off with the 64bit version, but it shouldn't stop you from continuing the installation.