Created Tuesday 27 September 2016

//(uefi issue on macs - here://

Basic References

First, this is a good reference — you can scroll down to section 1.6 to see relevant info:

Another good slide show (note, Linux Mint is also a derivative of Ubuntu, so these instructions should be almost identical. In fact, if you'd like to try Linux Mint instead of Lubuntu, please feel free to do so)

Specific Errors — Installation doesn't work

If you ARE NOT ABLE TO COMPLETE the install — i.e. you never see the language selection screen, or the little slideshow that shows you what to do:
1) x86-64 error

“This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU. Unable to boot – please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU”

For most people, the answer is to simply get the 32 bit (i686) version of Lubuntu, as described here:

However, for a few of you — you ARE on a 64bit system and you're still getting this message. Here is the other possible solution:

2) PAE error

"This kernel requires the following features not present on the CPU.
Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU

Solution here:

Specific Errors - Installation Works — but something else happens:

If you WERE able to complete the install, but it keeps "starting over"

You probably didn't remove the "virtual disk," Follow steps similar to the following image:

Click storage (it may be on top instead of on the side like in the picture)
Right click the lubuntu.iso (similar to the nanopx thing in this image)
Select "Remove Disk from Virtual Drive"

If you get a weird rainbowy-text screen virtualbox error after a successful install: solution:

NOTE mac users - Don't worry about the first solution, do the one that says "Enable EFI Mode" — this means turning off your virtual machine, and going to Settings->system as in the instructions

Backlinks: Tech Guides:Linux