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Non-PAE versions of kernels

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In openSUSE 11.0, when kernels were packaged, the developers used a -pae flag to show that the kernel had PAE enabled, so if I wanted a realtime kernel I could choose between kernel-rt and kernel-rtpae.
Now (from 11.2 up) it seems that all the kernels have PAE enabled, except kernel-default; and they are not marked as such, so kernel-rt STILL has PAE enabled.
Although PAE is great for newer hardware, some chipsets are not compatible, which leads to a system not being able to boot. A user with an old computer would not be able to use the distribution.

So this is really a plea to kernel developers and packagers to build non-PAE versions of the kernels; and to use the appropriate suffixes when naming them.


icons/user_comment.png C. M. wrote: (7 years ago)

I had previously put this in Distribution - apologies.

icons/user_comment.png A. J. wrote: (6 years ago)

kernel-default does not have PAE enabled and will be the only kernel to have it. I consider this done.

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