Saturday, April 5, 2014

How to Install Elementary OS on a non-pae system

If you would like to install Elementary OS on an older machine (non-pae - no physical address extension), then you would have to follow the below steps:

  1. Install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server from the ubuntu download server - ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  2. From the above iso install choose "base system install" option
  3. After installing the server and logging in, run $sudo apt-get update to make sure pkgs are updated.
  4. $sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:elementary-os/stable
  5. $sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:elementary-os/os-patches
  6. $sudo apt-get update
  7. $sudo apt-get install -y elementary-desktop
  8. $sudo reboot

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