How to install federo linux on ;laptop?

Microsoft Windows xp home edition with s...
June 5, 2010 at 18:09:30
Specs: Win xp, Intel P4 1.6 GZ
I am trying to install Fedora linux full version (from DVD) for the 10th time & it fails.
the error msg I get : unable to install need x86 proc!
I have 686 Gateway laptop with 320 GB hdd & 2GB ram.
I mean what the world is so important in fedora anyway that it needs x86 proc?
first it is open source & it has computer spec requirements !!!!
Any help in installing successfully is appreciated?

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June 5, 2010 at 18:59:53
I guess, you need to download the x86 version (32-Bit) not the x64 version (64-Bit).

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Let us know, if the problem is solved !!!

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June 5, 2010 at 22:56:34
"I am trying to install Fedora linux full version (from DVD) for the 10th time & it fails"

Keep trying, maybe it will eventualy

You have the wrong version of Fedora for your CPU type.

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June 6, 2010 at 01:17:11
"I am trying to install Fedora linux full version (from DVD) for the 10th time & it fails"

What can I do? My father sent me this DVD from another country & I am using a Gateway M320 laptop.

Maybe linux on the dvd should have 32 bit version as well but it
doesn't! Now what can I do?

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June 6, 2010 at 07:20:00
"Maybe linux on the dvd should have 32 bit version as well"

That's not how it works. Don't blame Linux because of your (or your father's) mistake. You have the wrong disk & that's all there is to it. You have two choices: either get the right disk or buy a new laptop with a 64-bit processor.

Obviously the easier thing to do would be to get the 32-bit disk. To do that, all you need to do is go to the Fedora website, download the 32-bit ISO file, burn it to a CD using ImgBurn, then install it.

Direct download - Fedora 13 (32-bit)


Gateway M320 Specifications

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June 7, 2010 at 19:59:06
"unable to install need x86 proc!" search on google has only this post.

Are you sure it has that exact error?

I am making the assumption that the other helpers are correct in that you need a 32 bit dvd and what you have is a 64 bit. Please post the exact error.

Your system is a 32 bit OS. Fedora does not yet offer a dual arch dvd like Opensolaris and Windows does.

Ask your father to send a 32 bit version of the dvd or order one online.

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June 8, 2010 at 20:53:10
Jam's Imageburn 2.5 worked & burned image to DVD.

I was trying to get my usb connected harddrive (320 GB) working & with the help imageburn somehow before the bois was not reading the usb hdd but it read the usb hdd after & I formatted & created 3 partitions :-
120 GB unpartitioned blank space for Linux/Ubuntu installation

Now for the LinuxLive CD I got it to create image in DVD & CD & booted on laptop, saw the linux menu & desktop, it was fine. But haven't got it to install on the laptop???
I have also created another partition on the laptop hdd but tried installing on it & it didin't work also.

I just have to say I wouldn't be asking these silly basic questions on the forum, its just that I have too much going. Thanks.

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June 9, 2010 at 10:28:03
The beauty of a Live CD is that you don't HAVE to install just run the OS directly from the disc. That way, you don't have to worry about mucking up your Windows installation or anything else on the hard drive. I don't know why you would want to run an OS off an external drive anyway?

And you seem to be all over the board with which Linux distro you want to install. 1st it was Fedora, then a question about Knoppix, then questions about Unix & running 5 OS's at the same time, & now you're mentioning Ubuntu. No offense, but I don't think you're ready to take on all this stuff yet.

I've never been a huge fan of Ubuntu (although I am currently running 10.04 LTS on one of my systems) but it does seem to be the most popular distro right now. I suggest that you download 10.04 LTS & burn it to a CD. Then rather than installing it on it's own partition or a separate HDD, simply boot into Windows, then pop the 10.04 LTS CD in the CD drive. Once it spins up, you'll have the option to install it from within Windows using the WUBI installer. What this will do is simply install Ubuntu as a program, just like installing a game, antivirus, etc. There's no need to create additional partitions or anything...just answer a few setup questions, click "forward" a few times, then let it install. And if at anytime you want to uninstall it, all you'd have to do is go to Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs, just like you would any other program.

EDIT: you don't have to download WUBI, it's already built into the Ubuntu ISO. I just posted the link so that you can read about what it does.

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June 15, 2010 at 18:00:39
Thanks for your reply, yes I am multi person type of guy, HP told me I cannot partition the hdd into 2 or 3 partitions but I did it anyway. It is awesome to have 3 oper sys on 1 powerful notebook!!! About Linux I am using run from CD only at the moment. Will post again thanks.

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June 16, 2010 at 08:29:18
I just installed Mint 9 on one of my XP systems. All I did was what I described above...booted into XP, then popped in the Mint 9 CD. After the the disc spun up, a menu appeared, I selected "Install Inside Windows", answered a few questions & let it do it's thing. It installed in about 15 minutes & automatically created a dual boot menu. I was a little disappointed that my wireless card wasn't automatically recognized, but all I had to do was install the Windows drivers using an option in the Mint menu.

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