View Full Version : [ubuntu] Kernel Question - 32 Bit with 6 Gig of ram

Storm Rider
September 19th, 2009, 04:08 PM

I'm using Ubuntu 64 bit and have used 32 bit on the same machine. I have a feeling that wireless and flash still work better on 32 bit Ubuntu, or any other distro I've used.

If I do a fresh install with 32 bit Ubuntu, will the correct kernel for using more than 4 gigs of ram get installed as part of the update?

Thank you

September 19th, 2009, 04:51 PM
in short no. you must install the 32 bit server kernel (PAE)


Storm Rider
September 19th, 2009, 06:36 PM
So I need to install the server edition and then add the desktop envronment and apps that I want. Sound right?

September 19th, 2009, 06:57 PM
if you want a fresh install to work with, yes. you could then choose which desktop to install and programs...

Storm Rider
October 2nd, 2009, 04:14 PM
Jerry, I decided to just install the 64 bit Jaunty. Works like a charm.

Thanks for your comments.