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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
> machines.

They work, but are bigger and slower on uniprocessor machines,
which are more common.


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