host: intel i7-4* cpu, running linux kubuntu 14.04

guest: attempting to create.

ubuntu-vm-builder kvm saucy


Get:1 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-updates/main linux-image-3.11.0-19-generic amd64 3.11.0-19.33 [14.5 MB]
Get:2 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-updates/main linux-image-virtual amd64 [2302 B]
Fetched 14.5 MB in 6s (2335 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package linux-image-3.11.0-19-generic.
(Reading database ... 10289 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking linux-image-3.11.0-19-generic (from .../linux-image-3.11.0-19-generic_3.11.0-19.33_amd64.deb) ...
Selecting previously unselected package linux-image-virtual.
Unpacking linux-image-virtual (from .../linux-image-virtual_3. ...
, stderr: grep: /proc/cpuinfo: No such file or directory
This kernel does not support a non-PAE CPU.
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-3.11.0-19-generic_3.11.0-19.33_amd64.deb (--unpack):
 subprocess new pre-installation script returned error exit status 1
Examining /etc/kernel/postrm.d .
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/initramfs-tools 3.11.0-19-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-19-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postrm.d/zz-update-grub 3.11.0-19-generic /boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-19-generic
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

isn't this supposed to work?? an i7 does have PAE. a grep on pae in /proc/cpuinfo confirms it. and


  INFO: /dev/kvm exists
  KVM acceleration can be used

does anyone know what is going on here?



I don't know about your PAE CPU being treated like a non-PAGE CPU. However, we had the same error message, This kernel does not support a non-PAE CPU, and this worked for us:

Kernel does not support a non-PAE CPU install KVM guest on Ubuntu 13.10 – Fix


Basically, you just need to ensure that the linux-image-generic package (i.e. a kernel which supports non-PAE CPU’s) is installed by setting the addpkg flag like so:


Source: randomhacks.co.uk

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