View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu 8.04 Installation FAILED: Error message that CPU needs features.

June 21st, 2008, 06:20 PM
Hi all,

I am trying to install the Ubuntu 8.04 Server version to a Dell D400 Laptop, running Intel Centrino 1.4 Ghz processor.

The installation process itself *seems* to go fine; takes about 20 minutes; however, when the laptop reboots, I get the following error:

Starting up...
This kernel requires the following features not present on the CPU:

Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU.

I would really appreciate some help on this. :confused:

Thanks a lot.

Kind regards.

June 21st, 2008, 06:50 PM
Please have a look at this (http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=220058). It looks like it's a memory support problem in the Linux kernel and so is not Ubuntu specific.