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Re: kernel-PAE hangs at boot -- did I do something wrong?



On Fri, 2009-04-17 at 15:13 +0100, Mary Ellen Foster wrote:
> I installed last night from the KDE Snapshot 1 disc, and today I
> noticed that my kernel was i586. I wasn't noticing any actual
> problems, but from what I've read most modern Pentium-esque processors
> should be able to support the i686-PAE kernel so I wanted to try it.
> 
> I just did "yum install kernel-PAE" which got me
> kernel-PAE-2.6.29.1-70.fc11.i686. When I try to boot this kernel, it
> seems to hang at the end of the boot process, when you would normally
> switch to the login screen. Booting single-user works fine, but then
> telinit 3/5 will hang. Note that booting kernel-2.6.29.1-70.fc11.i586
> works just fine.
> 
> My processor is an "Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     P8600  @ 2.40GHz"
> -- should this support the PAE kernel? Is there some other way I
> should install it?
> 
> I'll file this in bugzilla if necessary, but I just wanted to make
> sure I hadn't fundamentally misunderstood how this was supposed to
> work.

Yes, it should work with that CPU, and as far as I can tell you
installed it correctly.
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Adam Williamson
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