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.

<quote>
This kernel requires the following features not present on the CPU:
pae

Unable to boot – please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU.
</quote>

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

http://askubuntu.com/questions/117744/how-can-i-install-on-a-non-pae-cpu-error-kernel-requires-features-not-present

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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