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kdd

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    RE: have a dell inspiron 8600 with intel mobile cpu -- need a distro that runs
    [quote="arochester"]Look at this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PAE Linux Mint is derived from Ubuntu. [b]A number of older Pentium M processors produced around 2003-4 (the ones with 400 MHz front side bus) do not display the PAE flag, and hence a standard installation fails. However, these processors are in fact able to run the latest (and PAE-demanding) kernels if only the installation process is modified a little. [/b][/quote] excellent!! thanks for this. the link was extremely helpful. so much i have printed it for posterity. also, i did install antiX. love it. so far a very user friendly disto of debian. still gathering operations info and "playing" with it. thanks for the recommendation elptuxman. cheers
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    arochester said:

    Look at this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PAE

    Linux Mint is derived from Ubuntu.

    A number of older Pentium M processors produced around 2003-4 (the ones with 400 MHz front side bus) do not display the PAE flag, and hence a standard installation fails. However, these processors are in fact able to run the latest (and PAE-demanding) kernels if only the installation process is modified a little.

    excellent!! thanks for this. the link was extremely helpful. so much i have printed it for posterity.

    also, i did install antiX. love it. so far a very user friendly disto of debian. still gathering operations info and "playing" with it. thanks for the recommendation elptuxman.

    cheers

  • kdd
    RE: have a dell inspiron 8600 with intel mobile cpu -- need a distro that runs
    [quote="elptuxman"]I've had good luck using both UberStudent and Antix. Look for the isos. Could send DVD with either. Alan[/quote] thanks for the tips. i'm downloading antix as i write. cheers
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    elptuxman said:

    I've had good luck using both UberStudent and Antix. Look for the isos. Could send DVD with either.
    Alan

    thanks for the tips. i'm downloading antix as i write.

    cheers

  • kdd
    RE: have a dell inspiron 8600 with intel mobile cpu -- need a distro that runs
    [quote="arochester"]How much RAM have you got?[/quote] thanks for the quick response. sorry it has taken me so long to respond. i have an intel centrino 1.4 ghz processor and 2gb ram. i have not had a problem running linux on an older machine, but i have not used this processor before either. the error message i received when trying to run linux mint 15 was: cannot boot. pae not present on cpu. use a kernel appropriate for cpu. nowthe question is: is there a current distro out there that does not need pae? and which one is it? cheers
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    arochester said:

    How much RAM have you got?

    thanks for the quick response. sorry it has taken me so long to respond.

    i have an intel centrino 1.4 ghz processor and 2gb ram. i have not had a problem running linux on an older machine, but i have not used this processor before either.

    the error message i received when trying to run linux mint 15 was:

    cannot boot. pae not present on cpu. use a kernel appropriate for cpu.

    nowthe question is: is there a current distro out there that does not need pae? and which one is it?

    cheers

  • kdd
    have a dell inspiron 8600 with intel mobile cpu -- need a distro that runs
    hello, i have been using linux off and on, mostly off lately, for several years now. i have a dell inspiron with a mobile cpu that has balked at ubuntu and linux mint. don't quite understand the error message, but it goes something like, there is a feature that the cpu or mobo or bios doesn't support. if i remember correctly it has something to do with the kernel. yeah, i need a kernel that will support the cpu(?). any thoughts, recommendations, etc. would be appreciated. cheers, kdd
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    hello,
    i have been using linux off and on, mostly off lately, for several years now. i have a dell inspiron with a mobile cpu that has balked at ubuntu and linux mint.

    don't quite understand the error message, but it goes something like, there is a feature that the cpu or mobo or bios doesn't support.

    if i remember correctly it has something to do with the kernel. yeah, i need a kernel that will support the cpu(?).

    any thoughts, recommendations, etc. would be appreciated.

    cheers,
    kdd

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