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Bug#214441: debian-installer: should suggest a sane default kernel

Package: install
Version: N/A, jigdo image of 3 Oct 2003

The kernel installer still needs some UI work.  In
particular, it should suggest a sane default kernel.
Currently the first kernel presented is
kernel-image-2.6.0-test4-1-386 which is almost surely the
wrong choice.

Could the installer detect the number and type of CPUs and
use that to suggest the default?  Something like "Here are
all the available kernels.  Based on your detected hardware
configuration the best choice appears to be 2.4-386".

(I realize that UMP vs SMP is an important difference.  But
do all the 686, K6, K7 kernels really result in noticeable
peformance differences?)


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