[Mageia-discuss] Kernel handling

Ahmad Samir ahmadsamir3891 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 9 12:04:35 CET 2010

On 9 November 2010 12:37, Egon Ashrafinia <e.ashrafinia at googlemail.com> wrote:
> 2010/11/9 Oliver Burger <oliver.bgr at googlemail.com>
>> "Erin Wilkins" <erin at sea-dragon.net> schrieb am 2010-11-09
>> > Maarten Vanraes <maarten.vanraes at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > > the i686 _IS_ the default one for x86 cpus
>> >
>> > In the standard installer. But I believe ONE uses 586 to be able to run
>> > on
>> > as wide a range of hardware as possible.
>> Exactly! The problem is: the One shell run on all possible machines, so it
>> uses the i586 kernel. And there just is not enough space on a CD image to
>> put
>> another kernel on it.
>> When you're installing from a Free you get the best kernel for your
>> system.
>> With a 32bit system using less then approximately 4GB RAM you'll get the
>> Desktop (i686) kernel, when using more you'll get the Server kernel.
>> Oliver
> Thats may be correct, I dont know I never used the "free" one. The problem
> is that people with light DSL ( like I do ) cant get the "Free" version of
> Mandriva ( Mageia ) and the only option is to DL the One Iso. Thats also
> what I think of. Most people get the One Iso because it is:
> 1. A smart Iso, fits on a CD.
> 2. Has all componens Out of the Box ( driver and stuff like that )
> 3. Only ~700MB to download and not 2-3GB ;)
> Thus our main "consumer" are going to DL the One iso. So we have to focus on
> that. And when there is a Kernel which is going to slow down my System I am
> not going to use it anymore. I mean what are the main diffrents of them?
> Only a few configs right? Maybe we do it dynamic and he is autodetecting the
> System and config the Kernel that way. Is that possible or is then a new
> building of the Kernel needed? Maybe thats the sulution. I mean where are
> going to discuss here and it would realy be an improvment, when we allow
> People to use a modern and fast kernel and not a kernel which is going to
> slow the system ( well only a bit ) just because there are some people who
> are proud the use a Pentium II CPU just to be cool. You can get a 64-bit CPU
> computer for less then 200€. Thats not the problem in my eyes.
> Sure it is correct, that they should use 64-Bit Mandriva. But not everyone
> is doing it. We talk about general configurations and not about a short
> group of people. Maybe we should think that way.
> I hope you guys understand what I mean ;)
> Greetings
> Egon

After installation and adding the online repos it's a matter of
install kernel-desktop-latest (and maybe kernel-desktop-devel-latest),
and the system will use kernel-desktop. After you're sure
kernel-desktop works you can uninstall kernel-desktop586.

Ahmad Samir

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