Linked by Jeremy LaCroix on Mon 22nd Aug 2005 18:38 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu My search for "the perfect Linux operating system" this time brings me to the latest incarnation of Ubuntu, version 5.04, also known as the "Hoary Hedgehog Release". Previously I was using Fedora Core 4, however due to some minor bugs it had, I wanted to try something different.
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Custom kernel
by ReyBrujo on Mon 22nd Aug 2005 19:46 UTC
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2005-07-17

I switched to Ubuntu three months ago. When I bought a new 512mb stick (for a 1.5gb total), I had to recompile the kernel in order to allow more than 1gb (which is the default in Ubuntu). The only hard thing was compiling the nVidia modules. But I did in around two hours, and got a perfect system working. Unluckily, in my last recompilation I forgot to add some USB modules, and now everytime I umount my flash USB disk I need to reboot... will be fixing that soon.

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RE: Custom kernel
by on Mon 22nd Aug 2005 21:55 in reply to "Custom kernel"
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sudo apt-get install linux-image-686

the 386 kernel doesn't support more than 512mb ram as I recall, for reasons of the architechture.

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RE[2]: Custom kernel
by gilboa on Tue 23rd Aug 2005 13:15 in reply to "RE: Custom kernel"
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2005-07-06

sudo apt-get install linux-image-686

the 386 kernel doesn't support more than 512mb ram as I recall, for reasons of the architechture.


Huh?
Even if the Ubuntu kernel devs decided to compile the kernel without high-memory support and with the default __PAGE_OFFSET (0xc0000000), the Ubuntu kernel should be able to access up to 1GB of memory. (896MB to be exact).
If you choose to reconfigure the kernel by hand, an i386 (or actually i686) kernel can access up to 64GB using the PAE extensions. (CONFIG_HIGHMEM64G)

Please don't spread FUD.

Gilboa

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