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Old 11-06-2005, 01:27 PM   #1
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Can I install ubuntu 5.04 on an AMD Sempron processor


Hi,

I am trying to install ubuntu 5.04 for intel x86 on a Mobile AMD Sempron processor, this is the processor of a Notebook HP Pavilion ze2000 and after 30s into the installation(default) everything will just stop. I already have Windows XP on that machine and i want to put ubuntu in a new partition(dual boot).
Does it means this version is not for AMD processor? If yes, which one should I use?

Also is it possible to install Ubuntu in a third partition, with the first one windows XPand the second Red Hat 9?

Thank you.
 
Old 11-06-2005, 05:34 PM   #2
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You cannot install a distro designed for intel x86 on an AMD D/L the AMD version of Ubuntu 5.10:

Download it here:

http://us.releases.ubuntu.com/releases/5.10/

or if you are not in the US you can click on the Download Link and click another location

Jake
 
Old 11-08-2005, 08:57 AM   #3
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Actually the semperon is a 32-bit processor, which means it uses the x86 CD. You have the right image.
 
Old 12-30-2005, 02:31 AM   #4
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Hello run run

I was expecting a reply from you since you were the only one who encounterd that problem before.

I think the problem is not just with ubuntu but with the notebook. I tried fedora core 3 and it hang after 5s into the installation, the screen just got blank. I really want to get my hands on linux, can somebody help?

what is wrong with AMD 32 bits Sempron processor and Linux?

Thanks
 
Old 12-30-2005, 08:54 AM   #5
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what is wrong with AMD 32 bits Sempron processor and Linux?
Theres nothing wrong, my laptop has a Sempron... It could be that the gpu is not supported or an isssue with the framebuffer, have you tried the text only installer?
 
Old 01-04-2006, 05:03 AM   #6
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Theres nothing wrong, my laptop has a Sempron... It could be that the gpu is not supported or an isssue with the framebuffer, have you tried the text only installer?

I am really a newbie in linux. So what do you mean by "It could be that the gpu is not supported"?

How do I check if something is wrong with the frame buffer?

Also I don't remember Ubuntu proposing me the text mode option during installation. I will check again anyway.

Thanks
 
Old 01-05-2006, 10:08 PM   #7
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I am also using a sempron notebook compaq v2000 to be exact. Although my installation of ubuntu was not successful, I did manage to get it install, but was unable to start up x windows. I can log in in text mode fine. In the end I installed fedora core 4 and it is working fine.

EeSin
 
Old 01-06-2006, 04:09 AM   #8
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Thank you Espaw

As fedora core 4 works for you, I think I might go for it too because I am getting somehow tired of trying Ubuntu. My goal was actually to run away from Red Hat technology but as it looks like, i might just have to come back to it.
 
  


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