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Re: kernel selection: powerpc, power4 or power3?

On Wed, Jun 30, 2004 at 12:04:38PM +0100, James Tappin wrote:
> Is there any document which gives a breakdown of which machines should
> use which kernel-image packages?

The 2.6 package descriptions elaborate a bit.

> More specifically which is best for a G3 600MHz 12" iBook? The Sarge
> installer used powerpc, but does the power3 have extra optimizations for
> G3 processors?

No, -power3 is for POWER3 processors, used in older IBM RS/6000 systems.
Similarly, -power4 is for POWER4 processors, used in iSeries, pSeries,
and G5 systems. You want -powerpc. They aren't compatible in the way
that -386, -686, etc. are.


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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