2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 2, 2010 10:19 AM by Nwconfig

    PAE

    ovaisyousaf Lurker

       

      I am trying to play Ubuntu 9.04 using VMware player but i am facing the following message  ?:| :

       

       

      "Your processor does not support PAE, which is required by VMware Player.  Cannot continue."

       

       

      How can i get rid of this problem? Can anybody help?

       

       

      Thanks

       

       

        • 1. Re: PAE
          cabralta Novice

          I just joined, so excuse the delay but it seems like you are using 3.0+ which has a PAE requirement for your processor:

           

          http://communities.vmware.com/thread/241209

           

          Best bet, may be to see if you can find an older copy of VMWare player or try a different machine with a compatible processor.

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          • 2. Re: PAE
            Nwconfig Novice

            In computing, Physical Address Extension (PAE) is a feature to allow x86 processors to access a physical address space (including random access memory and memory mapped devices) larger than 4 gigabytes.

             

            First implemented in the Intel Pentium Pro in 1995

             

            Sorry but if you have a processor that does not support PAE you should probably toss it and get something made this century.

            If the error is actually correct.

             

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_Address_Extension

             

            I have used a /PAE switch in windows boot configuration. Don't know anything about Ubuntu.