Bug 505741 - Anaconda Needlessly Installs PAE Kernel
Anaconda Needlessly Installs PAE Kernel
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Reported: 2009-06-13 07:10 EDT by Daniel Qarras
Modified: 2009-06-14 19:46 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-06-14 19:46:14 EDT
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PAE dmesg (25.89 KB, text/plain)
2009-06-13 07:10 EDT, Daniel Qarras
no flags Details
Non-PAE dmesg (25.90 KB, text/plain)
2009-06-13 07:10 EDT, Daniel Qarras
no flags Details
anaconda log (58.63 KB, text/plain)
2009-06-13 07:11 EDT, Daniel Qarras
no flags Details
Laptop PAE dmesg (37.19 KB, text/plain)
2009-06-14 15:17 EDT, Daniel Qarras
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Laptop non-PAE dmesg (37.41 KB, text/plain)
2009-06-14 15:18 EDT, Daniel Qarras
no flags Details
Laptop anaconda log (48.93 KB, text/plain)
2009-06-14 15:18 EDT, Daniel Qarras
no flags Details

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Description Daniel Qarras 2009-06-13 07:10:20 EDT
Created attachment 347731 [details]
PAE dmesg

Description of problem:
Anaconda installs kernel-PAE instead of kernel to a system with 512 MB RAM.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F11.

How reproducible:
Always.

Additional info:
I'm attaching dmesg from the system for both kernel and kernel-PAE as well as anaconda.log.
Comment 1 Daniel Qarras 2009-06-13 07:10:45 EDT
Created attachment 347732 [details]
Non-PAE dmesg
Comment 2 Daniel Qarras 2009-06-13 07:11:08 EDT
Created attachment 347733 [details]
anaconda log
Comment 3 Daniel Qarras 2009-06-14 15:17:21 EDT
Happens also with a 1GB laptop, attaching PAE/non-PAE dmesg outputs and anaconda.log.
Comment 4 Daniel Qarras 2009-06-14 15:17:49 EDT
Created attachment 347848 [details]
Laptop PAE dmesg
Comment 5 Daniel Qarras 2009-06-14 15:18:08 EDT
Created attachment 347849 [details]
Laptop non-PAE dmesg
Comment 6 Daniel Qarras 2009-06-14 15:18:29 EDT
Created attachment 347850 [details]
Laptop anaconda log
Comment 7 Kirill Shendrikowski 2009-06-14 16:25:52 EDT
Also have PAE-kernel installed on 1Gb ram laptop with F11.
Dunno why PAE was used...
Comment 8 Jeremy Katz 2009-06-14 19:46:14 EDT
This is intentional, see http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/ArchitectureSupport

The short is that we cut down on the number of shipped kernels by having all i686 hardware which is PAE capable use the PAE kernel rather than having separate kernels.  The PAE kernel has performance advantages for such hardware as you can use the hardware nx support rather than requiring the emulated version in the kernel

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