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First of all...hello to everyone... I'm new to Linux but have been working as a network manager of a very large Windows network for the last 7 years. However, I'm ...
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    Newb - Needing install help


    First of all...hello to everyone...

    I'm new to Linux but have been working as a network manager of a very large Windows network for the last 7 years. However, I'm really struggling with installing Ubuntu....first, my system specs:

    AMD 64 3400+
    1Gb RAM
    MSI Motherboard
    2 x 120Gb SATA Drives running via Nvidia chipset
    Geforce 6800

    I have attempted to install Ubuntu about 20 times and everytime, regardless of what I attempt I am getting a similar message, as follows:

    Unable to install selected Kernal.
    An error occurred while trying to install the select kernal on to the target system:
    Kernal Package : 'linux-386'


    I've tried the LiveCD and that all runs up fine apart from the graphics arent 100%...but it is usable. The graphics is just a driver issue.

    Any help would be appreciated......

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    I'm a fool....answer in the question...its an AMD 64!!!!!!! Need the 64 bit version....DOH!

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    Umm nope. You don't NEED the 64 bit version. The 32 bit version should install without any prob on a 64 bit machine (thousands of users are running 32 bit linux on 64 bit machines).

    The main question that I have is: Was that CD burned by yourself? If yes, then it was probably a bad burn. The read problem for the i386 kernel package suggests this. Try reburning at a significantly lower speed and use good quality media. And make sure that the CD-drive has some clean lenses (dirty lenses are also a very typical reason for such errors).

    Anyway, good luck
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