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Ubuntu Linux on non PAE Old Computer

Discussion in 'Technical' started by stg58, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    I came across an older Dell Latitude D600 notebook computer running Win XP in my old computer stuff and tried to load Ubuntu 15.04 but it failed with a PAE error so I searched and found a simple work around.

    It has a small 38 gig drive and not a fireball but it will be a fully encrypted backup.

    Physical Address Extension (PAE) is a memory management feature for the IA-32 architecture, first introduced in the Pentium Pro. It defines a page table hierarchy of three levels, with table entries of 64 bits each instead of 32, allowing these CPUs to access a physical address space larger than 4 gigabytes
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  2. techsar

    techsar Monkey++

    That's good to know! I use a D800 (also running XP) for my ham radio programs, but have a newer one to replace it. I have been moving programs/data in preparation of the upgrade...this may help alleviate some headaches in the near future.
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  3. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I have a D600 up in my closet.
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