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

On Fri, 17 Apr 2009, 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- 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-
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?

You should check the architecture of other packages like glibc. I am not sure what is the status now, but it used to be like that there were also glibc packages specific for i586, those did not play nice with i686 kernel.


Adam Pribyl

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