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Re: Bug#497230: [alpha] legacy and generic package descriptions

On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 12:39:50AM -0500, Brian Szymanski wrote:
> That's, what, 5MB of space? It seems to me we have it backwards --
> legacy should be the default, and folks on newer hardware can apt-get
> install the "non-legacy" kernel if they want to free up 5mb of physical
> memory. Or am I missing something?

Yes, you are.  A kernel loaded at the legacy address *won't boot* on the
newer hardware.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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