this kernel requires an x86-64 cpu, but only detected an i686 cpu. unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your cpu

Asked by Will Mask on 2017-02-19

Having issues getting started. One version of Ubuntu gives me this. The other says kernel Kill and closes. Not sure hwat to do to get started.

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2017-02-19
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2017-02-19

Your CPU is 32bit and you have downloaded the 64bit ISO. You cannot run a 64bit OS. Download the 32bit version of Ubuntu and it will work. Remember to MD5 test the file you download if you don't use torrents

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