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

On Mon, Oct 06, 2003 at 10:34:26AM -0700, Andre Lehovich wrote:
> 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?)

I guess the same stuff that is used for handling subarches on powerpc
will come in handy here too.


Sven Luther

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