Re: PAE support in Debian6
On Saturday 14 April 2012 12:20:18 pm Camaleón wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Apr 2012 18:34:03 -0430, German Eduardo Jaber De Lima wrote:
> > What was the first stable Debian release that enabled PAE support
> > (bigmem kernel option)?
> The first?
> If we take we time-machine and according to the snapshot archive¹, there
> was a "-bigmem" kernel since 2.6.17 (dated on August 13th, 2006) which
> means... Sarge, then? :-?
> > Is it enabled by default in Debian6?
> It will be from Wheezy, AFAIK.
> In earlier versions... Mmm, I would better look at the image ISO content
> to see what's included in each of them, for instance:
> Which seems to indicate the first CD does not contain the bigmem kernel
> while it is present in the first of the DVDs. If the kernel is there it
> may be preseded and thus triggered to be available at install time, at
> least when using the expert installer.
One additional point, one can still install Debian without 'bigmem' support,,,,
then install the correct kernel for your hardware, you just won't see all the
memory during the install.