Bug 6757

Summary: installer should ask whether to install up or mp kernel by default
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Jonathan Kamens <jik>
Component: installerAssignee: Matt Wilson <msw>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact:
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Version: 6.1CC: jik
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Description Jonathan Kamens 1999-11-05 13:41:11 UTC
The installer automatically selected the multiprocessor
kernel for me, even though my PC has only a single
processor.  The installer should ask the user whether he
wants the single- or multiprocessor kernel to be installed
as the default.

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-11-05 17:20:59 UTC
The installer probes the motherboard of the machine to see whether it
is SMP capable and then installs that as the default kernel.  In
addition, the installer creates a second lilo entry called "linux-up"
which will boot the uniprocessor kernel.  We are in the process of
determining the feature set for the next release and will keep this
suggestion in mind.  Thanks.

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2003-03-04 21:38:44 UTC
The current behavior appears to be working well.