wondering why no 64bit on my machine?
- dear folks,
I have the below configuration, and thought I should be able to run a 64bit Linux, but it aint running. ubuntu 64bit gives some table error, Mandriva only goes with 586 stuff. but I think the kernel runs 686.
looking for an explanation as to why it wont or what I am doing wrong and what to diagnore and rectify to make it run.
CPU: an AMDPhenom X3
motherboard: Gigabyte M61PME-S2 (comes with builtin 256MB Nvidia GPU)
with an external GPU-nvidia, 512MB.
4GB 64 bit ram, DDR, "unganged" says the boot screen
observations: the broadband speed is much better than in Windows. the onboard GPU manages all the networking.
so what should I be checking about my mother board to make it go 64?
is the assumption that it can do 64 correct in the first place?
ought I to download and execute some motherboard patches?