T J Tulley wrote:Thanks a lot, Leppie.
You are welcome Mr. Tulley, we're here to help each other
T J Tulley wrote:I have as usual saved the package to my general Download store, and copied it to Desktop for installation. First I shall need to backup and close my working programs.
Backing up is a good habit and it's nice to see someone doing it without having to suggest it first
T J Tulley wrote:I doubt if my Helena is 64-bit - I downloaded the .iso file very soon after it was released and it is Standard Edition.
pae is not listed in Package Manager, so I entered $ sudo apt-get install pae - it couldn't find package pae, so I shall be grateful for advice.
You should be able to install the pae enabled kernel using the server packages (they were first designed for server use as servers usually support more ram than desktops):
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sudo apt-get install linux-server linux-headers-server linux-restricted-modules-server
NOTE: server kernels are not optimised for dekstop use and may not work nicely with certain proprietary video card drivers, so depending on what you actually use your machine for, the decision to install the pae kernel or not should be made. The alternative would be installing the x64 version of Helena. However, not all applications will be available for the x64 architecture and a lot of software is written for 32bits systems and only compiled on a x64 machine.
T J Tulley wrote:I have posted several questions about getting Windows-7 64-bit to show ext2 and ext3 partitions - it is so new that the earlier software to do that is non-compliant. Any ideas?
I'm afraid that Windows systems are very egocentric, e.g. the system is not flexible enough to recognise "alien" file systems. Windows 7 is in many ways incompatible with previous releases (even though a lot of people claim it to be Windows Vista with SP2). It might actually be easier to use a ntfs partition or an external hard drive formatted as ntfs (just to give some journaling functionality) and access that drive between the 2 systems.
Hope this helps