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Install Ubuntu 12.10 or 13.04 on non pae CPU like Intel Pentium M

Ubuntu 12.10 and 13.04 do not support non pae CPUs, but all Intel Pentium M cpus should work fine with ubuntu latest kernel if memory is below 2Gb even without the PAE feature, at least that is my understanding.

Install the fake-pae package

sudo add-apt-repository  ppa:prof7bit/fake-pae
sudo apt-get install fake-pae

Intall ubuntu next release, do this in each cycle:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade


sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get autoclean

sudo do-release-upgrade -d

I upgrade my old laptop a vaio vgn-a190 from 11.04 to 11.10 to 12.04 to 12.10 to 13.04.

The only problem with this method is that you need to use the upgrade method instead of the live CD, and it takes a long time for each release upgrade.

In case the do-release-upgrade command reports some packages errors, use the following commands before upgrading to the next release


sudo apt-get -f install
sudo apt-get --fix-missing install
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop


This Post was created using the vaio on Ubuntu 12.10 while is updating to raring.

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