[Mageia-discuss] Installer: Server v. desktop kernel: No choice?

Doug Laidlaw laidlaws at hotkey.net.au
Sun Jul 17 13:58:05 CEST 2011

On Sat, 16 Jul 2011 08:00:03 PM mageia-discuss-request at mageia.org wrote:
> Message: 2
> Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2011 18:45:43 +0100
> From: Maurice Batey <maurice at bcs.org.uk>
> To: mageia-discuss at mageia.org
> Subject: [Mageia-discuss] Installer: Server v. desktop kernel: No
>         choice?
> Message-ID: <pan.2011. at bcs.org.uk>
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> Having installed Mageia-1 (from DVD), I find it has installed the
> server kernels, rather than the desktop kernels.
> Presumably that's because my PC has 4GB RAM, but - on this 1-user system
> - I would have preferred the desktop kernels to be installed.
> Did I miss an installation option, to choose server v. desktop?
> If not, could the installer be given such an option - perhaps in
> some 'Advanced' tab?
> That would avoid having to swap kernels with:
>       urpmi kernel-desktop-latest
>       urpmi kernel-desktop-devel-latest
>       urpmi nvidia-current-kernel-desktop-latest
> (assuming that will do the trick here).
> -- 
> /\/\aurice 
>         (Retired in Surrey, UK)     Registered Linux User #487649
I raised this one on the Mandriva list.  I was told that it was because I had 
a 32-bit version installed on a 64-bit capable machine.  Sure enough, when I 
installed the 64-bit version, I got the desktop kernel by default.


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