Re: Dmesg: Use a PAE enabled kernel

Alan Cox (
03 Mar 2003 16:54:14 +0000

On Mon, 2003-03-03 at 15:23, Andrew Walrond wrote:
> During bootup I see
> Warning only 4GB will be used.
> Use a PAE enabled kernel.
> But I only have 4Gb installed, so is this message wrong?

Yes. Its confusing 4Gb of memory with 4Gb of address space.
4Gb of RAM comes out as
[RAM][ISA][RAM....][PCI] {4GbLimit} [RAM]

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