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October 2nd, 2008, 12:13 PM

Ive tried to install Ubuntu and Xubuntu in a microPC with a vortex86 300mhz processor but its giving me the following error in the installation:

This kernel requires the following features not present on the CPU:
Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for you CPU.

Is there a easy way to bypass this? Im not very savvy in linux.

Ive read this:

One way to fix this, is by download and install the kernel manually (using the installer DVD as the temporary OS -- use Rescue mode). But I haven't gone to that path yet.

But I don't quite know how to install a kernel manually.

Any help appreciated


December 15th, 2008, 08:24 PM
Anybody? I have the same thing I would like to do.


April 26th, 2009, 06:24 PM
You need to compile a kernel with math-emulation and Cpu type set to 486.

Look at this how-to on how to compile an ubuntu kernel: http://www.howtoforge.com/kernel_compilation_ubuntu

Later edit: but please be aware, a vortex 300mhz cpu is quite slow, so you should better start from the server 6.06 install, older but lighter.