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    Ubuntu installation - Kernel error

    Hi,

    I'm trying to install the Ubuntu Server on an old Dell computer in order to host a website. I previously used WAMP-server on a Win7 environment, but I could only get my upload speed to 1/3 of what it was supposed to be. So I wanna try Ubuntu.

    Though, when I boot from the CD, I immediately get the error "This kernel requires an x86-64 cpu [...]". Now, I see that the solution to this would be to try the x32 version, but when I boot that one, I get the opposite error, that I need the version I previously tried. I don't remember the exact error messages, I'm not at home at the moment.

    Does anyone have a solution to this? Would be much appreciated

    Computer information:

    PC: Dell Dimension 5000 (Stationary, like 6 years old)
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
    Memory: 2034MB

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    Re: Ubuntu installation - Kernel error

    Google tells me that it is a 32 bit processor with PAE (server kernel) support. So a 32 bit server install should work.

    You need to post the error message you got.

    EDIT: Could be a BIOS setting

    Physical Address Extension (PAE), NX, and SSE2. Most CPUs have support for these features, so if you receive this error, it is likely because the NX feature is not enabled on your system.
    To resolve this error, follow manufacturer guidelines to enable NX (“No eXecute bit”), or the equivalent XD (“eXecute Disabled”), feature within the BIOS settings. This feature is typically found in the Advanced or Security tabs within the BIOS settings, and can be referred to by a variety of names, including but not limited to:
    · No Execute Memory Protect
    · Execute Disabled Memory Protection
    · EDB (Execute Disabled Bit)
    · EVP (Enhanced Virus Protection)
    Last edited by jerrrys; October 8th, 2012 at 04:38 AM.

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    Re: Ubuntu installation - Kernel error

    Hi, thanks a lot for your reply.

    The 32-bit version actually worked this time. I'm not sure what I did wrong the last time, unless if it's because I'm installing 32-bit Server version instead of Desktop version this time.

    I did, how ever, have quite a struggle with the install media. First used "UNetbootin" and "LinuxLive USB creator" to create the USB-installer, and then burned several CDs with the Windows burner and ImgBurn. Either way, while it was extracting stuff on the install, I got the error that it was missing installation files etc.

    The solution was the rename all the .ude files to .udeb in \pool\main\l\linux on the USB-stick and then it worked.

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    Re: Ubuntu installation - Kernel error

    Wow, good fix. Sounds like a bug, may want to report it.

    http://www.googlubuntu.com/results/?...Search&lang=en

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UnansweredPo.../SolvedThreads

    And welcome to the forums

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