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

Steve Langasek wrote:
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.

Sorry, I misread the blurb and after testing -legacy on my system and finding it worked fine, assumed that would be the logical default. But that's because I'm using aboot.

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