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    trying to go from 10.04 to 12.04 and receiving a PAE message

    In trying to upgrade from 10.04 to 12.04 to install specific application software, my old toshibas are throwing out a non-pae message. I can see from some threads that this might be fixed in the 14.04 release. I am looking at just running the straight Ubuntu, unless there is another distro that you would recommend.

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    Re: trying to go from 10.04 to 12.04 and receiving a PAE message

    I suggest that you skip 12.04 and go straight to 14.04, as the installation proces is easier. More here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PAE

    If you have a PAE problem then your hardware is around 10 years old and not strong enough for Ubuntu. Lubuntu is a better choice.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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    Re: trying to go from 10.04 to 12.04 and receiving a PAE message

    You need a non-PAE kernel. Ubuntu used to distribute a release ISO like that ... Don't think you can upgrade directly - it will be a reinstall.
    http://releases.ubuntu.com/12.04/ubu...rnate-i386.iso is it.

    To help with the migration of your programs, settings and data ... get some ideas from here:
    http://blog.jdpfu.com/2011/10/08/opt...rtual-machines Notice the sorts of things backed up.

    Your solution WILL BE DIFFERENT. That link is just for ideas. YOU will need to know where things are on YOUR system and back those up.

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