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"This kernel requires an x86-64 cpu..."

Post by KrazyBomb » Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:09 pm

I am trying to install linux mint by flash drive onto my netbook but I am having issues with even booting up because of this error on boot:

"This kernel requires an x86-64 cpu, but only detected an i686 cpu."

I have double checked to make sure the version of linux mint I'm using is 32 bit and I have tried googling the answer to find results that don't apply. Help would be much appreciated.

Specs are as follows:
Intel Inspiron 910
CPU: Intel Atom N270
Speed 1600 MHz
Ram: 1gb
Currently running 32-bit Windows XP with faulty Wireless card drivers(or that's what it seems.)

I believe this falls under newbie questions, but if not I will gladly take the question to a different thread- I'm new to linux and just need something that will hopefully run well on my netbook.

Again, help would be much appreciated :D

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Re: "This kernel requires an x86-64 cpu..."

Post by dagon » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:43 pm

Hello!
KrazyBomb wrote:I have double checked to make sure the version of linux mint I'm using is 32 bit and I have tried googling the answer to find results that don't apply.
Which ISO did you try and install? Link please!
CPU: Intel Atom N270
This CPU indeed need a 32 bit OS.
'support for the Intel 64 instruction set was not added until the desktop Diamondville and desktop and mobile Pineview cores. The Atom N2xx and Z5xx series Atom models cannot run x86-64 code.'
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_Atom ... re_support

Ps. I move this over to the Installation & Boot subforum.

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Re: "This kernel requires an x86-64 cpu..."

Post by WharfRat » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:46 pm

KrazyBomb,

This is what you would need (32 bit)

http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=145
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Re: "This kernel requires an x86-64 cpu..."

Post by KrazyBomb » Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:44 am

dagon,

This is the iso I am currently using:
http://www.linuxmint.com/edition.php?id=155
It is already 32 bit so it should have worked when booting, however the same error came up.

WharfRat,

I will try to use that ISO instead, and if it is successfull then I will call this solved, but since I have already tried a 32 bit ISO I'm not sure if it will work.

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Re: "This kernel requires an x86-64 cpu..."

Post by dagon » Thu Mar 06, 2014 12:01 pm

Looking into this I've spotted quite a few of these now and most hits when searching is concerning VirtualBox, but some don't:
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=139943

From here:
http://hereirestinremorse.wordpress.com ... -your-cpu/
Googling i found out that there is something called Intel Virtualization Technology, and AMD V, for those respective boards…so its needs to be enabled..i have a Intel board and i kept thinking this was enabled…of-course it wasnt..
Intel N270
http://ark.intel.com/products/36331/Int ... 33-MHz-FSB


Try and see if there is a Bios setting concerning Intel Virtualization Technology

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