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24th September 2008, 12:40 AM
I'm trying to setup FC9 on a compactflash card that is the hard drive for an older VIA board. I started this process by downloading and burning the latest i686 live cd, and trying to boot to it, with the intent of then installing it to the compactflash card.

Unfortunately right after the initial Fedora splash screen, I got this error:

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

I'm afraid this message leaves me a bit in the dark. Would I need an i386 live cd? I've looked for this but there doesn't seem to be any such thing?

Any advice is appreciated.

24th September 2008, 02:35 AM
Please be more speific on the hardware you are trying to run this. Hard to help if the members dont know what processor, memory, HD (if available), Motherboard you have...

24th September 2008, 03:00 AM
it's the VIA Mini ITX EPIA5000EAG 533MHZ fanless VIA Eden Processor, chipset: VIA VT8231 South Bridge, 512MB RAM

Additional specs available here: http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/mainboards/motherboards.jsp?motherboard_id=21

24th September 2008, 03:38 AM
Unfortunately there are no F9 i386 LiveCD's only i686, so you are going have to choose another option.


24th September 2008, 01:46 PM
ok... what would "another option" be for someone looking to install to flash media?