I couldn’t find a better place to post this, so here it goes: what is the meaning of having the pae version of a kernel? Up until recently, I always had the default version, but one day my kernel updated, and now it runs the pae version. So, what is the difference between the two?
> Hey all,
> I couldn’t find a better place to post this, so here it goes: what is
> the meaning of having the -pae- version of a kernel? Up until
> recently, I always had the default version, but one day my kernel
> updated, and now it runs the pae version. So, what is the difference
> between the two?
PAE means Physical Address Extension basically it lets a 32bit system
access more that 4GB of RAM. Google on PAE+Kernel should give you
plenty of information.
Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
SLED 10 SP2 i586 Kernel 126.96.36.199-0.23-default
up 23:40, 2 users, load average: 0.54, 0.77, 0.71
GPU GeForce Go 6600 TE/6200 TE Version: 173.14.09
Yeah, that was my thought too! *
Just go into the usual ‘Install Software’, type in ‘kernel’, and you
should see, among others, the two packages ‘kernel-default’ and
‘kernel-pae’. Click on the first to install it, and keep clicking on
the second until it’s marked to remove it, go.
Slight warning: This is potentially an ‘intermediate/advanced’ move,
as there are the usual ‘side-effects’ of changing kernels: X-Windows
may break, as it probably drops you back to non-proprietary video
driver), and the grub-menu stuff needs to get tweaked (hopefully,
But, you have > 100 posts, so I’m betting you can handle any
Advantages: None that I know of, other than being more ‘standard’.
[Similar to why I run the 32-bit kernel, rather than the 64-bit. KISS: Keep It Simple, Stupid]*