Re: Question about the new kernel with PAE (Wheezy) - Report
On Tue, 21 Jun 2011 21:06:33 +0200, Sven Joachim wrote:
>> But just out of curiosity, what's the raw logic behind the routine that
>> decided to install a PAE kernel instead another one? Why the installer
>> took such option? :-?
> It didn't.
Well, it did.
The following NEW packages will be installed:
The following packages will be upgraded:
linux-image-686 (2.6.38+34 => 2.6.39+35.1)
It decided to install the PAE kernel instead the 486 (non-PAE). Why? As I
hadn't installed a "linux-image-2.6-686-pae" previously I'd expected a
non-PAE update, and given that "-686" was not available, "-486" seemed
the most suitable selection.
> The old -686 kernels from squeeze and earlier do not support
> or need PAE.
Yes, and that's why I wonder why the update routine decided to go the PAE