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> Cannot Install Sl6 On Thinkpad X40
tuxfed
 Posted: Apr 10 2011, 07:33 PM
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Hi all,
I tried to run the SL6 LiveCD: boot is hanging on my Thinkpad x40 (Pentium 4 - 1.4 )Ghz
I downloaded the SL6 Net Install and now I have this error:
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This kernel requires the following features not present on the CPU: pae
Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU

Packages downloaded:
SL-60-i386-2011-03-07-LiveCD.iso
SL-60-i386-2011-03-03-boot.iso
These were downloaded from: http://ftp1.scientificlinux.org/linux/scie...c/6.0/i386/iso/

I've been using linux since Red Hat 2 and I never seen this type of situation. I want to checkout SL6 on my X40 with the project to install it on my servers, which are running on Fedora 13 & 14 for now. Since CentOS seems to be a bit lethargic lately, I decide to explore SL6 possibilities...
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whatshisname
 Posted: Apr 10 2011, 08:45 PM
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Yes, rhel6 32-bit kernels require PAE support.

Based on it being a pentium 4, your system should have it.

Two suggestions:

1. Check your bios settings for any pae-related settings that can be enabled

2. Check for a bios update
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