[CentOS] cent0s-6 and virtualbox

Scott Robbins scottro at nyc.rr.com
Mon Jul 18 02:38:24 UTC 2011

On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 09:51:42AM +0800, Christopher Chan wrote:

> On Monday, July 18, 2011 09:32 AM, Christopher Chan wrote:
> > On Monday, July 18, 2011 01:52 AM, Michel Donais wrote:

> >> The version is CentOS-6.0-i386-bin-DVD.iso
> >> With each virtual machine I get this result at the beginning of the
> >> installation:
> >> "This kernel requires the following features not present on the cpu pae"
> >> "Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU"
> >> I undeerstand that perhaps the computer processor is too old.
> >> But is there a patch to overpass this problem?

Hrrm, seems as if the ISO may be using a PAE kernel by default.  PAE is
a kernel that will be able to make use of more than 4GB of RAM with

Ah, I see it's apparently a decision by RH.  I assume there's some logic
in it, though I don't know what it is. 


See if it's possible to add
PAE to the machine settings in VirtualBox.   Settings=>System=>Processor

There's a checkbox for PAE.  Try checking that off and seeing if it

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