Thursday, November 15, 2012

Elementary luna beta1 non PAE live CD

I booted up the elementary luna beta1 live CD today, only to be greeted by this error:

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

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


After fumbling around for a while, I was finally able to make my own non-PAE image. I'm not sure how well it will work for others, because the installation itself seems to install a PAE kernel, but it worked fine on my machine that was giving me the above error and doesn't support PAE (at least according to cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep -i pae). Here's the link:

http://uploading.com/files/get/f5cdcc7c/elementaryos-beta1-i386-nonpae.20121114.iso

If there's a better site to upload it to, let me know. I'd put it in dropbox but there's a daily bandwidth limit, and I don't want my account flagged for abuse.

4 comments:

  1. Try uploading to http://min.us

    It'd be nice if somebody provided instructions on building non-PAE images so I could build a semi-official non-PAE image.

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  2. minus.com has a 30 MB file size limit, and only seems to be for images anyway.

    I documented the steps I took to build the image:
    https://sites.google.com/site/bmaupinwiki/home/operating-systems/gnu-linux/ubuntuelementary/creating-ubuntu-elementary-non-pae-iso

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  3. I cannot download the iso file, it is above the limit for a free download. Please put in on google docs or something.

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    1. The file itself has no limits; uploading.com limits the amount of bandwidth that can be used per day per IP address (see the FAQ: http://uploading.com/faq). I can't put it in Google Drive because I don't want my account to get locked for bandwidth abuse, but I'm open to suggestions for other sites.

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