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Thread: Old computer, can't get Ubuntu to boot

  1. #31
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    Re: Old computer, can't get Ubuntu to boot

    Quote Originally Posted by mörgæs View Post
    You are probably confusing PAE and CMOV.

    Lubuntu 12.04 supports non-PAE hardware, but 10.04 was the last supporting non-CMOV.

    This motherboard is from around 1999/2000, and it is likely that the missing CMOV is the explanation (sorry for not being alert when I posted first and recommended Lubuntu).

    If original poster wants to know please post the CPU details or the output from lshw.
    you're right. Lubuntu and Xubuntu both support the none PAE kernel.
    + Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon 64bit +
    Lubuntu 12.04 PPC 32bit G4 | Ubuntu 12.04 PPC 64bit G5

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    Re: Old computer, can't get Ubuntu to boot

    Quote Originally Posted by mörgæs View Post
    You are probably confusing PAE and CMOV.

    Lubuntu 12.04 supports non-PAE hardware, but 10.04 was the last supporting non-CMOV.

    This motherboard is from around 1999/2000, and it is likely that the missing CMOV is the explanation (sorry for not being alert when I posted first and recommended Lubuntu).
    I learned something new today wrt CMOV.

    I actually remember the command from assembly days.

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