32 or 64 bit on DELL INSPIRON celeron

Mario_Limonciello at Dell.com Mario_Limonciello at Dell.com
Sat Apr 5 12:03:24 CDT 2008


These machines aren't shipping w/ 64 bit Ubuntu due to the lack of a few native "nice things" like flash.  

Whatever you decide to do, please be sure to burn the recovery ISO for your Ubuntu preload before starting.  In the event that you aren't happy or can't get your 64-bit working, it will allow you to have all of the factory benefits, quirks, and workarounds easily recoverable.
Mario Limonciello 
Dell | Linux Engineering 
Mario_Limonciello at Dell.com 


From: linux-desktops-bounces at dell.com on behalf of Biot Cyrille
Sent: Sat 4/5/2008 7:42 AM
To: linux-desktops
Subject: 32 or 64 bit on DELL INSPIRON celeron

I'm surprised : I've bought a dell inspiron 1525 (celeron version) with only ubuntu.
The kernel installed originally is based on 32 BIT however the processor supported 64 BIT (I have look on Intel site, Celeron 540).
Do you know the reason of this choice of configuration ?
This week I'll install a debian etch, I'll test with amd64, what do you think about this ?

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