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    Re: 12.04 and Pentium M CPU error

    OK, got everything going and I even have it all hooked up on the sound system. Everything seems to be running great, but the test of time should tell the whole story.
    Here's what I did and here's what I got.
    First I installed Ubuntu Studio 12.04 on two laptops. My old one and my newer one. The kernel is the same on both, 3.2.0-24, and 3.2.0-24-generic-pae.
    All I had to do was install the 12.04 on the newer laptop because it has newer CPU that supports PAE.
    The older laptop: I installed 11.10 and did the upgrade to 12.04 (no problems but I had to stop some running services but the upgrade did this automaticly.
    One last thing, I have Xfce on both installes, and I am going to leave it this way, because I am booting with three OS' on the newer laptop. Like I said the older one is just being used on the sound system so it has just the one OS on it.
    newlaptop.jpg oldlaptop.jpg
    They both look the same except for the program placement in the menu.
    Last edited by irv; May 21st, 2012 at 09:05 PM.
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    Re: 12.04 and Pentium M CPU error

    For the record it took me about an hour to install the 12.04, and to do the 11.10, update and upgrade it took about 3 1/2 to 4 hours. That included backup and restoring files.
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    Re: 12.04 and Pentium M CPU error

    Looks good, thanks for the kernel info.

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    Re: 12.04 and Pentium M CPU error

    I have hit this same snag on my trusty old Dell D600. It works fine on 11.10 when booted from a USB stick, so I favour installing 11.10 then doing an upgrade to 12.04.

    My question is, will future Kernel updates on 12.04 be compatible or will the future updates be approriate for my aging CPU?
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    Re: 12.04 and Pentium M CPU error

    Quote Originally Posted by the.scarecrow View Post
    I have hit this same snag on my trusty old Dell D600. It works fine on 11.10 when booted from a USB stick, so I favour installing 11.10 then doing an upgrade to 12.04.

    My question is, will future Kernel updates on 12.04 be compatible or will the future updates be approriate for my aging CPU?
    I went from kernel 3.2.0-23 to 3.2.0-24 update and my Pentium M is still working OK. I would think that the kernel update will be OK.
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    Re: 12.04 and Pentium M CPU error

    Quote Originally Posted by irv View Post
    I went from kernel 3.2.0-23 to 3.2.0-24 update and my Pentium M is still working OK. I would think that the kernel update will be OK.
    Well that's good to know, thanks irv. I've backed up all my files so I can give it a spin tomorrow. Looks like there is life in me ol Dell yet!
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    Re: 12.04 and Pentium M CPU error

    Quote Originally Posted by the.scarecrow View Post
    Well that's good to know, thanks irv. I've backed up all my files so I can give it a spin tomorrow. Looks like there is life in me ol Dell yet!
    I am really surprised how many old laptop/desktops I get ubuntu to run on. Last year I bought a old desktop at a yard sale for 25 cents. I added more memory that I had laying around and installed ubuntu on it and now when the grandkids come over they have a pc they can pound around on. Works for me and they love it.
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    Re: 12.04 and Pentium M CPU error

    Quote Originally Posted by irv View Post
    I am really surprised how many old laptop/desktops I get ubuntu to run on. Last year I bought a old desktop at a yard sale for 25 cents. I added more memory that I had laying around and installed ubuntu on it and now when the grandkids come over they have a pc they can pound around on. Works for me and they love it.
    I still have all my Laptops and they are all Dell, thats four in total from a 486 that even has a CD drive and PCMCIA through to my 2 year old Inspiron 1750. The only failure I ever had was a disk drive head crash.

    I have installed 11.10 on the D600 okay and its offering the 12.04 upgrade. Should I go straight for the upgrade or should I do the hundreds of updates first? I'm inclined to go straight for the 12.04 upgrade when I have a few hours to spare.
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    Re: 12.04 and Pentium M CPU error

    Quote Originally Posted by the.scarecrow View Post
    I still have all my Laptops and they are all Dell, thats four in total from a 486 that even has a CD drive and PCMCIA through to my 2 year old Inspiron 1750. The only failure I ever had was a disk drive head crash.

    I have installed 11.10 on the D600 okay and its offering the 12.04 upgrade. Should I go straight for the upgrade or should I do the hundreds of updates first? I'm inclined to go straight for the 12.04 upgrade when I have a few hours to spare.
    If you are going to go this route I found it is alway best to do the updates first to get everything up to date. You will have better results doing it this way. I know it takes longer, but sometimes the long way is the best way. Ones you get everything up-to-date, make sure everything is running good, then do the upgrade.
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    Re: 12.04 and Pentium M CPU error

    Quote Originally Posted by irv View Post
    If you are going to go this route I found it is alway best to do the updates first to get everything up to date. You will have better results doing it this way. I know it takes longer, but sometimes the long way is the best way. Ones you get everything up-to-date, make sure everything is running good, then do the upgrade.
    You could be right, but too late I've already done the upgrade without doing the updates first. Glad to say that it all went without any problems and I now have 12.04 running perfectly so far. It took about 30minutes to do the 11.10 install then about 2hours to do the update.

    Its not at all slow or anything. It seems a shame that these older PCs have been dropped like this. I know we are being told to use Xubuntu but this is a downgraded experience on a PC that appart from this Kernel pae support, would otherwise work just fine.

    So all's well and thanks for your support.
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