Non-PAE kernel in 12.10

Liam Proven lproven at
Tue Nov 20 15:07:14 UTC 2012

On 20 November 2012 14:55, Tom H <tomh0665 at> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 7:30 AM, Liam Proven <lproven at> wrote:
>> I'd like to upgrade Lubuntu 12.04 on my old Thinkpad X31.
>> It's a 1.6GHz Pentium M with 1GB of RAM, so not too slow.
>> But the Pentium-M doesn't support PAE so the generic kernel in 12.10
>> will not boot.
>> Is there a non-PAE kernel available?
>> If not, I am perfectly able to compile my own - but how to
>> install/upgrade the rest of the OS?
> How about apt-pinning linux-image and linux-generic with a priority of
> "-1", compiling a kernel, and upgrading?

Pardon a silly question or two...

[1] will a pinned package survive a distribution upgrade? I did not realise.

[2] the hand-built kernel would be as a standby, right? Or would it be
the main one and the pinned one the standby or something of that ilk?

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