[ubuntu-us-mi] JeOS 9.04 in a VBox VM on 8.04
robert.citek at gmail.com
Sat Jan 30 03:48:24 GMT 2010
On Fri, Jan 29, 2010 at 8:33 PM, Scott Moser <smoser at brickies.net> wrote:
> If I recall correctly, the kernel team is hoping to move away from i386
> non pae kernels entirely, as there simply isn't a lot of hardware that
> can't do pae, and the pae overhead is somewhat small . This is largely
> memory of a conversation I had once, so it could be way off base.
I would have thought one would want to have the lowest
common-denominator. That is, make it so everyone can install and
boot, and those that want/need more can install the fancy stuff later.
Some ways to achieve that:
1) use a non-PAE kernel and offer a PAE kernel in the repositories
2) have the option to turn off PAE in a PAE kernel (google for
"nopae" gets lots of Windows hits)
3) choose which type of kernel at install time, defaulting to non-PAE
> I'm surprised that virtualbox can't boot the kernel, that is a somewhat
> serious issue. I'm guessing thats because you've got an older virtualbox
> version with 8.04. Just from googling it seems newer virtualbox supports
> pae. http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Changelog .
Yes, the version of VBox that comes with Ubuntu 8.04 does not support
PAE. But the latest version of VBox hasn't been back-ported.
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