What is Lubuntu's plan regarding the non-pae kernel?

Julien Lavergne gilir at ubuntu.com
Fri Feb 10 15:08:58 UTC 2012

Current situation is :

Precise live ISO need a PAE system to run, and install a PAE kernel.

Precise alternate ISO install a PAE kernel.

People from 11.10 can still upgrade their system with a non-PAE kernel
(non-PAE is available and supported).

People who want to install a new precise system on a non-PAE system need
to use the mini.iso, and use the linux-generic kernel when the installer
ask for it. I just tried it, and it's pretty easy. A short documentation
with some screenshots and a note on release notes should do the job IMO.

Didi I miss something ?

Julien Lavergne

Le 02/10/2012 04:02 AM, Lance a écrit :
> First of all I have no hardware that's incapable of running the pae
> kernel but a few folks have reported at the forums getting an error,
> "kernel requires feature pae and won't boot", particularly with
> Pentium M machines.
> I've been doing some studying and it looks like upgrades from Oneiric
> w/non-pae to Precise remain non-pae, and undoubtedly using the
> mini.iso will work, but I'd think both of those options would require
> fast ethernet.
> I also typically encounter problems using the mini.iso with my wired
> network, that's nothing new, I just end up having to connect the
> machine that's booting the mini.iso directly to my modem, which means
> all of my other machines have to be down while the net-install completes.
> BTW I'm talking about the non-pae mini.iso:
> http://www.us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/precise/main/installer-i386/current/images/netboot/
> Anyway here at Launchpad:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/897786
> Stéphane Grabersaid, "I know some flavours of Ubuntu chose to ship
> with non-PAE by default, using one of these (probably xubuntu and
> lubuntu) would work too."
> So I wonder if we are in fact going to rebuild our iso's with the
> non-pae kernel? It would seem rather appropriate since our target
> audience is older, lower resource computers.
> Many thanks in advance,
> Lance

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