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How can I install 12.04 on a non-PAE CPU? (error “Kernel requires features not present on the CPU: PAE”)

Just down loaded version ubuntu-12.04.1-desktop-i386 for intel/windows. Built bootable CD, getting error, "this Kernel requires the following features not present on the CPU: pae Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU. My system in an older IBM ThinkPad T40.

Any thoughts?

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marked as duplicate by hexafraction, Mik, Mitch, maythux, jokerdino Oct 11 '12 at 5:57

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You can download the lubuntu LiveCD and install that since it has a non-PAE kernel. You can then open the Terminal and run :

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop 

to install the Ubuntu UI and window manager. It may take a while since Ubuntu-desktop actually needs a lot of packages.

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I'd refrain from posting on questions that have a "possible duplicate" comment on them since they might be closed. This is just for future reference. –  hexafraction Oct 10 '12 at 22:24
ObsessiveFOSS I'll try to be more ca\reful. hanks for telling me about this. –  Stacked Oct 10 '12 at 22:25
I searched, I did not find a similar post, my error. Thanks for the link, I'm testing now... –  Mike Oct 11 '12 at 0:09

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