Monday, 31 July 2017

Re: [ubuntu-studio-devel] Legacy Support

Hi Len,

On 31 July 2017 at 02:22, Len Ovens <len@ovenwerks.net> wrote:
On Sun, 30 Jul 2017, Helios Martinez Dominguez wrote:

There should be a way to provide x86 support natively while providing x64
upgrading on the go as detected, as needed or as stated. It would allow to remain

We already do provide both 32 and 64 bit ISOs. Putting both on one ISO would pretty much double the size of an ISO that is the biggest ISO of all the Ubuntu ISOs. Last I checked, UbuntuSTudio did still load and work on well over 10 years old computers so long as they have at least 1 Gig ram (though more is needed to make the best use) There are enough people who rely on a machine not connected to tyhe internet to make on the go installs not practical.

I use the existing isos a lot. In particular, the isos can be used via optical disc or USB flash drive. That makes life (and testing) easier.

There are a number of ways to see of a computer is (Intel/AMD) 64-bit compatible.

1. Boot from a memtest86+ disc, look at the processor details on-screen and Google that for more details. Or look it up on WikiPedia.

2. If running a Linux, use this command:-
grep -i lm /proc/cpuinfo

If you see "lm" listed in the "flags" line, 64-bit mode is available.

BW,


Ian

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