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

TJ andrewsfarm at gmail.com
Mon Jul 18 14:19:25 CEST 2011

On 07/18/2011 05:33 AM, Thomas Backlund wrote:
> Ahmad Samir skrev 18.7.2011 09:04:
>> Actually there're two criteria that must be met for the installer to
>> opt for the kernel-server a) You have a 64-bit capable CPU and b) you
> Nope.
> we check for PAE support, not x86_64
OK, that's what I always suspected, before Doug made his post saying he 
had asked.

>> have, at least, more than 3GB+ of RAM; if you only have 2GB of RAM
>> then that's a bug in the installer, it should have opted for
>> kernel-desktop, IIUC.
> IIRC the memory trigger is at 3.8GB.
> Then we also chech dmi info for rack, ECC, and a few more stuff that is
> server specific.
Whatever the checks, I found both 32-bit kernels to work equally well on 
my system. But then, I don't do anything that's really very demanding, 


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