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Hi everyone.. im new to this as my technician at work lent me Mandriva 2005 LE edition to install but my pc wont seem to take them. Its a new ...
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    Installation help pls...


    Hi everyone.. im new to this as my technician at work lent me Mandriva 2005 LE edition to install but my pc wont seem to take them. Its a new HP a1250n 64x2 processer etc, its getting stuck just after i click accept the license part and im not sure how long to wait. i do have a 250gig harddrive and was wondering would it really take longer than 20 mins lol, anyways if anybody can help i`d appreciate it as i dont see the technician till Monday and i found this forum to see if you can help... Thanx guys or gals for any advice you can give me..

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    When you say "64x2 processor), does that mean it's a 64bit processor instead of 32bit?? If so you'll need to make sure that you have a 64bit copy of mandriva or you won't be able to install it. Perhaps this is the problem??

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    REDBULL, hope smolloy's tip worked for you. Just wanted to let you know that I have the same machine as yours and have Mandriva 2006 x64 version running on it just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smolloy
    When you say "64x2 processor), does that mean it's a 64bit processor instead of 32bit?? If so you'll need to make sure that you have a 64bit copy of mandriva or you won't be able to install it. Perhaps this is the problem??
    This is not true. Most 64-bit processors will install and run 32-bit software and operating systems just fine. This includes AMD64 and Intel EM64T CPUs, which are the most popular consumer brand 64-bit chips.
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