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Searching the apt-cache, I see a kernel version package called 'linux-image-686-bigmem', which is probably what you need to install. At least, it's available in the unstable repositories, and I'd be surprised if it wasn't in etch as well.
Using greater than 4GB on a 32bit system is a bad idea. Yes, it can be done. But the way it has to be done is basically with duct tape and baling wire. You will take a significant performance hit to do this. I would STRONGLY suggest that you update to a 64bit version.