Re: Is PAE enabled by default for 32-bit version?
I have downloaded two copies of Ubuntu 10.04 from two different mirrors and in both cases it appears to install the 2.6.32-xx-generic-pae kernel by default. After installing this can be checked with:
Originally Posted by irrdev
I also checked the md5 sums on each downloaded ISO file to make sure the downloads were bit perfect; they were.
So, to answer your question, it seems that the latest Ubuntu 10.04 installs the "pae" kernel version by default. This would be O.K. if you have 4+GBs of RAM, but on one machine I have only 2GB of RAM and it still installed the PAE kernel. No idea what's going on.
Otherwise, the pae kernel works fine, although I have read you get a small negative performance hit using the pae kernel.
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