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[Bug 1058748] Re: Default kernel requires PAE 12.10 beta 2


*** This bug is a duplicate of bug 930447 ***

Lubuntu is based on Ubuntu, and so Lubuntu does not boot either, it gives the same error.

Shame on (L)Ubuntu that they ignore users with older hardware,
especially if the older hardware HAS PAE support, but only the CPU (like
Pentium M) doesn`t correctly tell about.

I`m sure, it could be easily workarounded in the installer, but it´s  a
matter of goodwill.

Let`s call it planned obsolescence....

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  Default kernel requires PAE 12.10 beta 2

Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu:
  Won't Fix

Bug description:
  testing 12.10 beta 2 on spare IBM thinkpad t41 outputs following error on startup:

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

  Proposed problem:
  The only LiveCD supporting 32bit processors requires PAE. This makes the LiveCD not work for 32bit processors not supporting PAE, while the benefit is making 32bit processors with PAE support support more RAM. Effectively the LiveCD makes life a little easier for people slightly newer old 32 bit computers if they have alot of RAM for a 32 bit computer or it prevents it from starting if their computer's CPU does not support PAE, physical address extension.

  12.10 beta 2 + 32 bit CPU without PAE = not Ubuntu user
  12.10 beta 2 + 32 bit CPU with PAE = Ubuntu user with access to 4GB+ RAM out of the box, if they have that much RAM

  12.10 beta 2 + 64 bit CPU = Uneffected

  Proposed resolution:
  Change the kernel package on the LiveCD to the one supporting 32 bit processors but not requiring PAE

  New LiveCD beta not requiring PAE + 32 bit CPU without PAE = happy Ubuntu tester
  New LiveCD beta not requiring PAE + 32 bit CPU with PAE = happy Ubuntu tester which has to install kernel after install for access to greater then 4GB RAM if they have that much RAM

  64 bit CPU = Uneffected

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