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Re: Choose between amd64 and i386

Richard Owlett <rowlett@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On 06/10/2017 08:41 AM, Rodolfo Medina wrote:
>> Pascal Hambourg <pascal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>>> Le 07/06/2017 à 10:33, Rodolfo Medina a écrit :
>>>>>> Some months ago I tried many times to install Debian on my Debian
>>>>> Acer One ...
>>> Did you try all combinations of the following ?
>>> - BIOS/legacy boot mode or EFI boot mode
>>> - text-mode install or GUI install
>>> - 32-bit install or 64-bit install
> [large snip]
>> Then I try to reboot with power button but the machine remains
>> for many hours in that state...  Then after many hours it turns off...
> I am NOT familiar with any Acer product. However, there is a useful feature
> in my assortment of Lenovo laptops and one desktop. It might be described as
> a "panic stop". It is triggered by pressing and holding the power button. It
> is *BRUTE* force and regularly causes Debian to run a disk diagnostic on the
> next boot. You might check Acer documentation or user group for a similar
> function.

Thanks...  but, as I described, Debian doesn't even manage to start up on that
machine...  and that's my problem...  I don't use Windows and so the machine is
there permanently unused, waiting and hoping for next Debian releases to work
in the next - not too far - future...