Bug#214441: debian-installer: should suggest a sane default kernel
On Mon, Oct 06, 2003 at 04:04:22PM -0700, Andre Lehovich wrote:
> On 6 Oct 2003, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> > I guess the best choice (unless one has very good reasons) would be
> > the currently running kernel. We know that that one _is_ working.
> Doesn't the installer kernel have many drivers (e.g.
> audio) removed to keep it small?
It does have many drivers compiled as modules, but it's not
specific to the installer.
> > Type of pu is easy. Number of cpus is tricky. Unless you use a SMP
> > enabled kernel you don't see the extra cpus in /proc/cpuinfo.
> Is there a reason not to use an SMP kernel in the installer?
> I've never tried to see if it works on uniprocessor
They work, but are bigger and slower on uniprocessor machines,
which are more common.