I was the one that reminded Victor
that the standard PMagic dual 32/64 bits requires so many resources that it can't boot in some systems (like some Celeron ones that don't support PAE, for example). Also the necessary amount of RAM (and storage space) for PMagic keeps rapidly increasing too, but that's not an issue for this topic.
Although mentioning or suggesting something / anything to be used in official releases of UBCD is not the same as being responsible for it, I wouldn't mind "taking responsibility" for it
. BTW, I don't regret that suggestion, and if it were up to me I wouldn't change Victor's decision regarding this.
Now, in a more serious tone, I already posted above that the solution is to customize UBCD with a different variant of PMagic
, or with any appropriate kernel for the hardware in question.
There is no simple way to cover all the requirements with one official release of UBCD. In fact, PMagic is slowly turning into a more generic distro, and IMO at some point UBCD should be released with a script to add whichever PMagic version the user would choose to download by himself, with no PMagic included by default in the official UBCD releases (only the script).
FWIW, there are ways to combine different versions / variants of PMagic into the same media if necessary, but that's off-topic here.