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Re: [opensuse-factory] Kernel clarification
  • From: Rob OpenSuSE <rob.opensuse.linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2009 12:16:56 +0000
  • Message-id: <ce9d8ed60911100416u5b77516egda6c505381de0b37@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
2009/11/10 Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>:
On 08/11/09 06:54, Andreas Jaeger wrote:
On Saturday 07 November 2009 03:06:19 Basil Chupin wrote:

Forgot to mention: the CPU is AMD XP 3200+, 1.5GB RAM, 2x 500GB HDs,

The desktop kernel needs AFAIR PAE support, I'm not sure your CPU has it -
that might be the reason for the installation of the default one.

Just checked the cpu I have (AMD Athlon XP 3200+) and it definitely has pae:

fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36
mmx fxsr sse syscall mmxext 3dnowext 3dnow up

So does my ancient Celeron A's clocked at 300 Mhz. Support of the 3rd
layer of address tables (64GiB address space), isn't really of any use
for deciding which kernel to install.

Oddly with 11.1, I had to change manually to use default kernel rather
than the big fat memory one, on a P4 Celeron lap top with only 240 MB
RAM available to the system.

Rob
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