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Which linux distro for a ETX motherboard

Hey guys, I am working on a PC robot project http://letsmakerobots.com/node/34827

anyway, I tried to install Puppy linux on a VIA nehemiah ETX board and got this error message:

This kernel requires the following features not present on the CPU:
pae cx8
Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU>.

then I removed the VIA board and put a pentium board in it's place, the only thing that changed about the error message was it did not have the cx8 part.

the boards I am using are:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VIA_C3 Nehemiah and http://www.dpie.com/etx/etxpm.html with a 1.8 ghz pentium, I was wondering if any of you linux nerds had any idea of which distro would work on either of those boards. Any help would be appreciated :)

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Thanks for the link, I will try that distro and get back to you guys

I do believe I have seen both windows xp and debian running on the via boards. Don't know why puppy isn't working for you.

Have you tried to install the "highmem" version?

If so, try this one instead:  http://distro.ibiblio.org/puppylinux/puppy-5.3.3/slacko-5.3.3-4g-SCSI.iso

Thanks for your help, that version worked :)