> Vincent Rivière wrote:

>My complete boot.ini line is:

>multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft >Windows XP Professionnel" /fastdetect >/noexecute=alwaysoff /nopae


>To check if PAE is actually on or off, look at the >system properties (Win+Pause), on the General tab (the >default one). Look at the bottom, after the line with >frequency and amount of RAM. If "Physical Address >Extension"

>is written, then PAE is on. If there is no such text, >PAE is off.


>So please change your boot.ini to /noexecute=alwaysoff >/nopae then check it is actually disabled and see if >coLinux works better.


My general tab on the system properties does NOT have “Physical Address Extension”.


You seem to be confusing PAE with DEP (Data Execution Prevention). See http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc738483%28WS.10%29.aspx

The /noexecute switch controls DEP.


However DEP may only apply to windows server 2003 and not XP.


The PAE mode kernel requires an Intel Architecture processor, Pentium Pro or later, more than 4 GB of RAM, and Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003.”

From: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/gg487503

According to this PAE does NOT apply to a 1gb system. It only applies to 4gb and greater systems.