Joined: Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:21 pm
Location: Cheshire, UK
|Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:22 am Post subject: Horray for 32 bit
|My PC went bang. I put out feelers on tinterweb and got rewarded with a free Dell tower.
The PC was old enough to boast it was sporting a Pentium 4 processor and Windows XP.
I was not putting up with XP though. I reached for my trusty Mint install stick, almost forgetting it was 64 bit.
So I grabbed a 32 bit iso version using my wife's computer. No joy either. Flipping thing was designed in an era where USB booting was unheard of.
So I got out my shiny new LXF DVD with Mint 16 on. Luckily for me, it was 32 bit and it installed just fine. In fact, I'm typing this on that very machine.
So please, when people like me (or me of the past) come along and say we don't need 32 bit on the disc, point them at this way and let them read why we do.
Dead old Dell Dimension 3000 pentium 4 processor 2GB DDR1 RAM 80GB HD. See what I'm reduced to!
eeepc 1015PX, 1.66 Ghz Intel atom processor, 2 GB DDR3, 320 GB hd, Mint 14 MATE. Fan needs fixing.