error installing on via motherboard C3 CPU

Ask Ubuntu Asked by Johan - DesignerVisuals on November 28, 2020

Im working with an OEM, and we are wanting to build a CARPC, for use in an electric car.
We want to build a system similar to MiMod ( Mimod is too expensive, it is a closed system, AND its based on Windows (I cant see doing that, especially for a PC that controls the operation of the vehicle, with gauges etc). I think Linux is the way to go.

So I thought why not test the latest Ubuntu?

Created the Ubuntu 12.10 USB stick on an HP laptop running Vista.
Booted Ubuntu on the laptop, to check out Ubuntu and the USB stick.
It worked great! btw this is a very cool idea to be able to “try” Ubuntu this way! Kudos to whoever came up with that idea.

In order to show a proof of concept, and test Ubuntu on a small PC, I have an older (but hardly used) Via Motherboard with a C3 Processor. I wanted to see if Ubuntu 12.10 will run on it, as well as it ran on the laptop, and install Ubuntu 12.10 onto a blank 40 gig IDE drive hooked up to this MB. Note: I have windows xp home edition running with no problems on this MB, off another drive.

Here’s the initial post on the screen:
Model EPIA-M Bios 1.13
Via C3 600A mhz(133×4.5)

At first, installer gave me the error:
Loading bootlogo – graphics initialization failed
error loading gfxboot

I Googled that, entered “help” at the boot prompt. It gets further. I see:
loading /casper/vmlinuz……
loading /casper/initrd.lz……….

After a looong wait, it comes up with the following message:
Unable to boot – please use a kernel appropriate for your cpu.

Does the fact I booted off this USB Stick on laptop make any difference?
Should I reload the ISO on the USB stick?
Or do I need to burn the installer on a DVD, and use that?
In other words, does the install for a DVD have different software on it than for a USB stick? Or are they the same?

Thanks in advance for any help anyone can offer me.


One Answer

From 12.04 onwards, ubuntu using PAE kernel which require PAE support of the processor.

700 MHz processor is required to run the desktop edition. Also ubuntu 12.10 require 768Mb RAM.

You can read the minimum requirement here or in ubuntu site.

You can try with alternet cd (which is strip off version) or server edition. This will enable you to boot into text mode.

Answered by Web-E on November 28, 2020

Add your own answers!

Related Questions

Pause Dropbox after sync

1  Asked on December 1, 2021 by atle-stray


How to List Installed Packages Using Snap

0  Asked on December 1, 2021 by serghei


Flutter installation perplex on Ubuntu 18.04

1  Asked on December 1, 2021 by alvindera97


Is a fill-color-on-selection bug?

1  Asked on December 1, 2021


Chromium does not start after update on 20.04

3  Asked on November 28, 2021 by luke-skywalker


How to make HDAJackRetask work in Ubuntu 20.04?

1  Asked on November 28, 2021 by 0x539


DNS server does not listen on IPv6 after a reboot

2  Asked on November 28, 2021 by fedonkadifeli


Ubuntu 20.04 stuck at boot screen

2  Asked on November 28, 2021 by another-homo-sapien


remap right alt to behave as right ctrl

4  Asked on November 28, 2021 by hoogendijk


Ureadahead slows down boot process on Ubuntu 12.04

3  Asked on November 28, 2021 by naskoos


How to start ProjectLibre?

2  Asked on November 28, 2021 by pca2308


How to change skype default browser

4  Asked on November 28, 2021 by aboelnour


Upgrading Kingston SSD firmware in Ubuntu?

1  Asked on November 28, 2021 by daniel-rosehill


Using a GoPro as a Webcam

3  Asked on November 28, 2021 by artu-hnrq


Ask a Question

Get help from others!

© 2022 All rights reserved. Sites we Love: PCI Database, MenuIva, UKBizDB, Menu Kuliner, Sharing RPP, SolveDir