PCLinuxOS – Suitable for old processors

I got a laptop which is some 6-7 years old.

Processor is Intel Pentium M Processor 1600 MHz

The laptop has 2G RAM and 40G hard disk.

When I tried to install ubuntu 12.04, It can not boot with the OS itself.

Showed the following error.

This kernel requires the following features not present on the CPU:

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

Searched on net and found that ubuntu 12.04 is not supporting this processor.
I tried with lubuntu, xubuntu and older ubuntu versions upto 11.10


Finally, tried the latest PCLinuxOS 2013
It installed without any issues and running fine with the neat KDE environment.
It comes with all the media codecs and all
media/games/utilities/office applications

providing a complete desktop.

Thanks for the PCLinuxOS community

Thanks for Linux For You Magazine for proving a DVD with PCLinuxOS.


3 thoughts on “PCLinuxOS – Suitable for old processors

  1. Recently read about LXDE , maybe you could try installing that instead of stock Ubuntu.
    Let me know how it goes.

    The other one which I like a lot is http://damnsmalllinux.org/ , it was recently revived and should be good for any of the older PCs or Laptops.

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