How do I change from a regular kernel to a PAE kernel ?

Craig White craigwhite at
Wed Sep 30 04:21:44 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-09-29 at 20:23 -0700, Kam Leo wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 7:27 PM, Linuxguy123 <linuxguy123 at> wrote:
> > My laptop has 4GB of RAM. It is currently using only 3 GB of RAM.  I
> > want to upgrade to 8 GB of RAM.
> >
> > I am currently using a 32 bit non PAE kernel.  How do I change to using
> > a PAE kernel ?
> yum install kernel-PAE
> Note: There may be additional packages which need to be installed,
> e.g. kernel-PAE-devel, kmod-nvidia-PAE, etc.
> I'm surprised that Anaconda did not detect that your processor was an
> i686 and automatically install the PAE kernel.
I think anaconda on F11 would recognize and install PAE kernel but OP
has continually upgraded from F8 through to F11 and that probably is why
he didn't automatically get the PAE kernel installed.


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