Unable to boot

im trying to install Zorin to old Getaway laptop, and i get message:
"This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU
Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU"
What does it mean?

This means that your computer will need a 32bit OS.
Fortunately, Zorin OS 15 Lite is still available in 32bit.


thank you!

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Now i get this
"WARNING: PAE disabled. Use parameter 'forcepae' to enable at your own risk! This kernel requires the following features not present on the CPU. Unable to boot - please use kernel appropriate for your CPU."
Maybe the laptop is too old, but its 2004 Gateway

From the LiveUSB Grub menu, you should see an option at the bottom to hit e key to enter the editor.
Do so and scan the text on the screen looking for "quiet splash"
Add the forcepae option twice with a delimiter in between. It should look exactly like this:

"quiet splash forcepae -- forcepae"

Once done, exit and proceed to try booting up.

its ok, thank you for your help, i am dropping the matter, its too old.

But i have a different issue now, i tried to see if i can make bootable dvd, i dont care about it any more, but my dvd stuck in my Mac-Zorin machine, doesnt eject, any ideas to try before i start unscrewing the back :face_with_hand_over_mouth:
Im reading that Linux may have locked the dvd because its not readable, what command can i try to force eject?

In terminal, you can use just eject to open the CD Tray.
eject -t closes the tray.

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