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    Default Changing from default kernel to pae kernel

    Just a quick question. I'm thinking of installing oS on a PC with 2GB ram so I assume the default kernel will be installed. If I then upgrade the ram to 4GB or greater, can I then just install the pae kernel via yast or is it done automatically?
    EDIT: Forgot to say it's a 64bit system.
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    Default Re: Changing from default kernel to pae kernel

    You know what pae is used for?

    Have a read here:

    Physical Address Extension - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    (Hint, first sentence and read carefully.)

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    Default Re: Changing from default kernel to pae kernel

    * suse tpx60s wrote, On 11/01/2009 12:46 PM:
    > Just a quick question. I'm thinking of installing oS on a PC with 2GB
    > ram so I assume the default kernel will be installed. If I then upgrade
    > the ram to 4GB or greater, can I then just install the pae kernel via
    > yast or is it done automatically?


    You'd have to select the PAE kernel manually.

    > EDIT: Forgot to say it's a 64bit system.


    Then I'd install the 64bit version of openSUSE firsthand and forget about PAE.
    Two openSUSE versions ago, one would need very good reason to use the 64bit version (one of which being the wish to use more than 3GB RAM), but these days 64bit works flawlessly on all my systems.

    Uwe

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    Default Re: Changing from default kernel to pae kernel

    Thanks Uwe. That makes it simple.
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