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I'm a complete Ubuntu and even Linux newbie. I'm learning here, so I'm grateful for any info to help me learn more about this.

I have a Dell Dimension 2400 with a Pentium 4 and 1GB of RAM. It's older but it's only going to be doing some small stuff for me when I get it up and going. I've tried installing several versions of Linux (but I really, really want Ubuntu) and I keep getting a similar kernel panic message. The problem is I don't have a clue what that means or how to begin fixing it. I would appreciate any help to get my machine up and going.

I have already tried

  1. Installing alternate Ubuntu versions
  2. Burning multiple 12.04.1 disks
  3. Installing other versions of Linux

I have a picture of the screen to share; however, I can't post due to the fact that I don't have enough reputation points on this forum because I'm a newbie. I would be happy to email you a pic, if you think you can help.

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closed as off topic by Jorge Castro, Mik, Jjed, jokerdino, Tom Brossman Sep 29 '12 at 17:29

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welcome to Ask Ubuntu. Please upload screen-shots to any image hosting sites and post the link here as a comment and we can embed it to your question. – Peachy Sep 9 '12 at 2:52
Your system is quite old and may not support a feature called PAE which the default Ubuntu installer now requires. Please try installing the 32-bit (i386) version of Xubuntu or Lubuntu instead. – izx Sep 9 '12 at 4:11 Here is what boot repair gave me. – user88432 Sep 9 '12 at 4:42
This question should instead be filed as a bug report, and as such is off-topic, thanks! Instructions on filing a bug report are here. – Jorge Castro Sep 29 '12 at 13:32

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