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Bug#652448: panic when booting on a machine with >= 4 GiB of RAM

Package: kfreebsd-image-9.0-0-686
Version: 9.0~svn228246-1
Severity: important

kfreebsd-image-9.0-0-686 (and most likely all IA32 flavours that don't use PAE)
panics when booting on a machine with 4 GiB of RAM (or more).

Possible ways out of this:

- Enable PAE for all flavours. There are major drawbacks, see:

- Add additional flavours (which ones? 686, 686-smp ... ? and then which
  ones to provide with D-I?)

- Fail gracefuly and prompt user to either remove RAM or use AMD64 version

Please comment!

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.3
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: kfreebsd-amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: kFreeBSD 8.1-1-amd64
Locale: LANG=ca_AD.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ca_AD.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages kfreebsd-image-9.0-0-686 depends on:
ii  freebsd-utils                 8.1-5      FreeBSD utilities needed for GNU/k
ii  kldutils                      8.1-5      tools for managing kFreeBSD module

Versions of packages kfreebsd-image-9.0-0-686 recommends:
pn  libc0.1-i686                  <none>     (no description available)

kfreebsd-image-9.0-0-686 suggests no packages.

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