I'm kind of puzzled here.
Is it okay to install the Waldorf PAE distro on an Intel Atom, or shall I use the "old pc" distro instead.
Seems like the pae is designed for Pentium series only... Plus, it does not agree with a 400Mhz front bus.
Wikipedia says :
"PAE is supported by Intel Pentium Pro and later Pentium-series processors except most 400 MHz-bus versions of the Pentium M."
Thanks for the advice you might have.
Last edited by geekus (2013-08-20 17:09:54)
Compute me gently.
I use pae or amd64 on my Atom netbook.
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Posting this from a netbook, using Atom processors, a PAE kernel & 4.7 GiB of RAM
@geekus: While not all Atoms are created equal, I can verify that the PAE kernels work great on an N270 - one of the earliest Atoms. If your Atom is a true dual-core (not hyperthreaded like my N270), I would go for the amd64 kernel.
I am writing this from the nicely first post install reboot (and a still warm cpu :8 )
Went back from work (on my bicycle, a bit more faster that I use to do ) with those advice in my head, tried it out. And it works like a charm.
I tried the old pc version first on my Lenovo S10 but then, it was not quiet like it was with the Statler.
So it is good to know that the Atom can take the pae version of it.
Kudos to the # team who, have made this nice and easy distro.
Thanks for your advice.
Leaving you here. Bye for now.
Compute me gently.
geekus: Glad you got the PAE kernel installed OK on Waldorf.
For the benefit of anyone finding this thread later I can confirm that the PAE kernel also works fine on my Acer Aspire One D260-A using the Atom N450 processor and 1GB RAM.
Sorry for resurrecting a very old thread - just wanted to say thanks for the above advice. I'm about to try installing "32-bit Waldorf for Modern PCs" (i.e. PAE) on my old Dell Inspiron 10v with Atom N270... Will let you know how I get on.