[Trisquel-users] How to Enable PAE?

onpon4 at riseup.net onpon4 at riseup.net
Thu Aug 7 16:02:36 CEST 2014

PAE is Physical Address Extension:


This is only for IA-32 (the 32-bit processor type, also called "x86"), not  
AMD64 (the 64-bit variant of IA-32, also called "x86-64"), so if you have a  
64-bit processor, you can (and should) use the 64-bit Trisquel. I don't know  
whether or not any AMD64 processors without PAE support exist.

If you really have a 32-bit processor without PAE support, you'll need to get  
a distro with PAE disabled. Supposedly[1] these are usually labelled "i386",  
"i486", or "retro". Maybe gNewSense would be an option (I can't check since  
the gNewSense website isn't loading for me at the moment).

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_Address_Extension#Linux

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