Kernel - PAE vs. non-PAE
Robert L Cochran
cochranb at speakeasy.net
Wed Jul 1 01:40:58 UTC 2009
I'm installing Fedora 11 on a rather ancient Toshiba Satellite 1905-S303
laptop which ought to be tossed in the trash can, and that has the PAE
kernel installed, too.
On 06/30/2009 09:27 PM, Steven F. LeBrun wrote:
> When I installed F11 on my Toshiba laptop, it installed the PAE
> version of the kernel. I am assuming that my laptop has a CPU with
> Physical Address Extensions functionality and can therefore address up
> to 64GB of memory.
> My laptop only has 3 GB installed. Can anyone explain the pro's and
> con's of using the PAE version of Linux kernel instead of the non-PAE
> Would the PAE version of the 32-bit Linux Kernel see 4 GB of memory if
> it was installed where Vista 32-bits only sees about 3GB? For that
> matter would the non-PAE version see the full 4 GB?
> Steven F. LeBrun
> Quote: /"There are 10 types of people in this world, those that
> understand binary and those who don't."/
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