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When I try to enable the PAE switch in boot.ini nothing happens. I save the file and reboot, then reboot the system again to install Lubuntu and it says that there isn't PAE enabled. To be more specific, I'm running it on a Dell Latitide D600 and editing boot.ini through Windows XP SP3

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Enabling PAE in the Windows bootloader won't affect Linux... unless I'm missing something? – ChrisN Dec 25 '12 at 3:08
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You enable PAE in Linux via the PAE kernel, or via BIOS, if such a setting exists. boot.ini route affects only Windows XP, not other OS running outside it.

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If I recall correctly, modern 32 bit versions of ubuntu come with the PAE kernel by default. – Journeyman Geek Dec 25 '12 at 7:20
@JourneymanGeek yeah, so do I, but mentioned it for sake of completeness – Sathya Dec 25 '12 at 7:20
So, if lubuntu says PAE is not enabled, and its a newer version, its quite likely the system itself not having it enabled – Journeyman Geek Dec 25 '12 at 7:22
Thanks for clearing that up. +1 – user1610406 Dec 26 '12 at 22:03

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