[CentOS] cent0s-6 and virtualbox

Ljubomir Ljubojevic office at plnet.rs
Mon Jul 18 09:17:20 UTC 2011

Michel Donais wrote:
>> Hrrm, seems as if the ISO may be using a PAE kernel by default.  PAE is
>> a kernel that will be able to make use of more than 4GB of RAM with
>> i686.
>> Ah, I see it's apparently a decision by RH.  I assume there's some logic
>> in it, though I don't know what it is.
>> http://jp.centos.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=26352&forum=14
>> See if it's possible to add
>> PAE to the machine settings in VirtualBox.   Settings=>System=>Processor
> The box is already checked but the CPU doesn't have PAE capability so it's 
> useless.
> It won't be a bad thing thatthe install may do a choice of a cpu with or not 
> the capability of PAE as it was in the past.

Red Hat decided that this newer version of RHEL(CentOS) *must* have PAE 
support by CPU to be installed. I think they would even prefer to loose 
i386 branch all together. Indication was when they supported (or just 
forced, cant remember witch) Virtualization only on x86_64 on 
RHEL/CentOS 5.x.


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