[Mageia-discuss] Installer: Server v. desktop kernel: No choice?
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:
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> 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
> Message-ID: <pan.2011.07.15.17.45.42.391789 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).
> (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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