Installing Linux On Old Processors

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Often when we try to install Linux on computers with age old processors like of the Pentium series we come across issues of PAE support. Boot hangs up after first install on these systems. How can we boot these systems with some Linux based operating system?

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Installing Linux On Old Processors

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PAE or physical address extension is a feature not present in many of old but popular computer processors and only way to run current versions of Linux based operating systems is to force PAE which can be done by the following steps:

a) While the operating system boots from any removable media

b) When screen appears make sure selection is in the first option and press f6

c) In the boot options add the command forcepae—forcepae Installation should proceed after this step as physical address extension being in forced mode though there may be instability issues.


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