[sf-lug] Error message: wrong architecture

Daniel Gimpelevich daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us
Tue Mar 10 16:53:20 PDT 2015

On Tue, 2015-03-10 at 16:24 -0700, Christian Einfeldt wrote:
> Hi,

> I am concerned that I have installed the incorrect Ubuntu distro on my
> Zareason ultralap 440.  When I went to Ubuntu to download the .iso, it
> gave me this iso to install:
> ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso
> Then when I do uname -m here is what I get

> cje at laptopfizz:~$ uname -m
> i686

> Do I have the wrong type of Ubuntu?  Do I need to get a different
> version of Ubuntu 14.04?  How do I get Google Chrome on this machine?
> I want to use Chrome in addition to Chromium and Firefox. Thanks!

Bottom line: If uname says i686, then you did not install from
ubuntu-14.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso, but confused one disc for another. If
the computer will never hold more than 2GB of RAM, then just get the
32-bit package. Otherwise, time to weigh the costs and benefits of

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