Karmic i386 flavour changes

Andy Whitcroft apw at canonical.com
Wed Jun 17 11:19:06 BST 2009

On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 08:48:47PM -0600, Tim Gardner wrote:

> Perhaps the kernel flavour install decision should be predicated on pae
> as well as the amount of RAM. For example:
> ) PAE and > 4GB RAM - install linux-image-generic

That should be RAM at addressed above 4GB address physical.  Commonly
machines with more than 3GB of ram and the majority of those with more
than 3.5GB of ram have memory placed above this boundary and require PAE
to use it all.  The e820 tells you, but perhaps using 3 or 3.5 as the
boundary is close enough.

> ) PAE and <= 4GB RAM - install linux-image-legacy
> ) !PAE - install linux-image-legacy


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