Bug 6015

Summary: Wrong kernel is installed on laptop machines
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Dave J. Andruczyk <dave>
Component: installerAssignee: Michael K. Johnson <johnsonm>
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Hardware: i386   
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Description Dave J. Andruczyk 1999-10-17 03:03:34 UTC
When installing Redhat 6.1 onto a laptop (dell Latitude CPi)
(which went fine), after booting the pcmcia ethernet  no
longer worked. The install was a "custom/everything

After checking the SMP kernel which redhat has as the
default kernel had NO pcmcia modules (I donno if they are
SMP safe yet).  But for laptops there aren't any
multiprocessor laptops (yet), so why not make the default
being to use a Uni-processor kernel on ANY machine that has
pcmcia hardware detected? (which should almost ALWAYS be a
laptop, except for the rare few that have a PCMCIA interface
for their desktop machines. (they are available))

Switching lilo's default to "linux-up" and rebooting makes
everything work as normal.  Please consider this fix to
prevent less savvy laptop users from wondering why the
install works, and then networking no longer works after

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-01-04 22:20:59 UTC
Assigned to dledford

Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-02-17 13:55:59 UTC
Seems to be a bug in the installer hardware detection. On a UP system, it
shouldn't install the SMP kernel... Reassigning.

Comment 3 Jay Turner 2000-02-21 21:25:59 UTC
This issue is resolved in the latest beta.