lubuntu non pae

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at
Sat Mar 1 11:29:37 UTC 2014

2014-02-28 19:45, Nicolas STOCHL skrev:
> Hello,
> First, thanks for all your great work on Lubuntu.
> I'm just a little bit sad that Lubuntu can't work on non-pae kernels
> since 12.10.
> I would like to use it again on my old laptop, and give second lifes to
> old machines. One of Lubuntu main interests is its utility on old
> computers. 
> It would be great that for the next 14.04 LTS to have also a non-pae iso.
> Thanks.
> Dearly.
> Nicolas
Hi Nicolas,

We are working on it. There is an experimental non-pae kernel for Trusty
Tahr (to become 14.04 LTS). You can install and test it, but rememeber
that Trusty is still developed (in beta testing phase), and not yet
suitable for your main operating system. The compressed image file


contains Lubuntu with a non-pae kernel plus the One Button Installer
scripts. See this link to find out more about it.


On the other hand, if you have a Pentium M or Celeron M CPU, you can
probably run a PAE kernel and use fake-PAE to make updating/upgrading
possible. See this link

Best regards

-------- Ursprungligt meddelande --------
Ämne: Re: Tahrball with Phill's non-pae kernel
Datum: Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:00:35 +0100
Från: Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund at>
Till: Phill Whiteside <PhillW at>,  lubuntu user list
<Lubuntu-users at>, "lubuntu-qa at"
<lubuntu-qa at>,  Lubuntu Comms
<lubuntu-comms at>, "Ali Linx (amjjawad)"
<amjjawad at>

Hi again,

I upgraded the OBI to Trusty Tahr and Phill's non-pae kernel using

by sudo do-release-upgrade -d

as this was to a development release. I'll upload it to Phill's server

Compressed image name:

Kernel version: 3.13.2_3.13.2-1_i386


User name: myself
Password:  123456

I recommend mkusb to install the compressed image to a pendrive or a
hard disk drive. If you have or can borrow a really old non-pae CPU,
please try it in *text mode* to keep memory requirements low! It should
be happy with 128 MB in text mode.

Best regards

2014-02-23 11:21, Nio Wiklund skrev:
> Hi everybody,
> I made an OBI tarball of Lubuntu Trusty Tahr with Phill's non-pae
> kernel. I have tested it in two computers and at least the basic things
> work, but of course I have not tested everything. One of the computers
> was my IBM Thinkpad T42 with a Pentium M CPU without PAE, where it
> showed that is runs without PAE (with 32 bits physical memory).
> Trusty is updated/upgraded till today (Feb 23), and this upgrade broke
> Firefox, but I don't think it is Phill's kernel's fault. So I installed
> Midori to give you a chance to browse the internet.
> Tarball name:   Ltrusty-npae-feb23.tar.xz
> Kernel version: 3.13.2_3.13.2-1_i386
> Location:
> User name: tester
> Password:  123456
> See the attached file for more details.
> Best regards
> Nio

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