The non-PAE kernel is a version of the 32-bit linux kernel that does not use 48-bit addressing, limiting memory size. This kernel is often used on older systems that cannot use PAE and refuse to boot with a regular kernel.

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Installed 14.04 beta on a non-PAE (Pentium-M), but now I can't update

Here is what I'm looking at. This isn't my computer. I repair PC's and I had an end user with this low powered laptop running XP so I decided to let him try out lubuntu. The install went smoothly with ...