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ubuntu - only detected an i686 CPU Problem

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello!
I'm trying to put ubuntu 64-bit for a course in college into my old laptop, but it's shows me:

"This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU. Unable to boot – please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU".

The laptop is a SONY vaio PCG-4V1M. I found solutions online only for virtual machines and options that I can't find in my bios. 
If you can help, I would be great. 
thank you!

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You are going to have to use 32-bit Ubuntu. Your CPU does not support 64-bit. I am not sure if the latest version of Ubuntu (18.04) supports 32-bit, but I'm sure that version 16.04 does. I would use Lubuntu 16.04 LTS on it to be honest.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thank you both. It worked :) ! But now is has a graphical error where the computer goes in and out of sleep mode non-stop.

I found that it's an Nvidia error. I'm working on it.

Cheers everyone!

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You may try Mint which has 32bit support 


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