Re: double checking Debian's 686-pae vs. -486 probe
>>>>> "JM" == Josselin Mouette <email@example.com> writes:
JM> How about trying a “grep pae /proc/cpuinfo” instead of looking for
JM> approximate CPU descriptions?
And indeed lshw says
product: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1.40GHz
capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr mce cx8 sep mtrr pge mca cmov clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss tm pbe up bts
I.e., no pae.
So I would add "often" in the Description:
This kernel requires PAE (Physical Address Extension). This feature is **often**
supported by the Intel Pentium Pro/II/III/4/4M/D, Xeon, Celeron, Core and
Atom; AMD Geode NX, Athlon (K7), Duron, Opteron, Sempron, Turion or
Phenom; Transmeta Efficeon; and VIA C7.
or "may be" or "often available" or something like that.
Also the -486 Description should mention the name of the -686-pae package.
Say, for the sake of sharing a single .deb offline, what bad thing might
happen if I run the -486 kernel on my other machines where I could run
the -pae kernel? Namely other single Celerons having the pae capability.