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Bug#248506: d-i b4: selection of correct CPU-specific kernel

On Tuesday 11 May 2004 21:39, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> * Jay Berkenbilt <ejb@ql.org> [2004-05-11 13:53]:
> > My P-III and P4 both got installed with a 386 kernel.  It would be
> > nice if d-i recognized that a 686 kernel would work on the P-III and
> > the 686-smp kernel would be needed to take advantage of hyperthreading
> > on the P-4.  In other words, it would be good if d-i would install the
> > correct CPU-specific kernel.
> I see you've already submitted another report.  Can you please send
> /proc/cpuinfo

Well, it does probably recognize what the right kernel is, but as only the 386 
kernel is available on the netinst iso, no other kernels are offered (mirrors 
are not used at that stage when installing from the netinst iso).

As I replied earlier, the best way currently to check if automatic kernel 
selection works during installation is to use the businesscard iso.
If that fails to select the correct kernel, please do send /proc/cpuinfo (in a 
new bug report).

An other option could be to get the full iso (700MB) with jigdo, but I 
understand that has other issues [1].

[1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2004/05/msg00991.html


P.S. I already closed both reports (#248505 and #248506) as the installation 
was successful and there were no issues that we didn't already know about.

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