Bug 10480 - Install for different processor during "expert" installation.
Summary: Install for different processor during "expert" installation.
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer   
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Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Michael Fulbright
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Keywords: FutureFeature
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Reported: 2000-03-31 15:43 UTC by Jason M. Sullivan
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-04-03 15:22:15 UTC
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Description Jason M. Sullivan 2000-03-31 15:43:24 UTC
I've got a machine with a removable IDE drive caddy, and it's great to
do local disk installations to the caddy drive, then install the drive
in another machine.  Fast.  The problem I've found is that when the machine
I'm installing for is a weaker processor than the machine I'm doing the
installation, the installation fails because the new machine can't bring
up the optimized kernel.

Is there a way, in expert mode, to say "install the least common
denomonator kernel, regardless of the processor you see here"?  If not,
it'd be really keen to have.

(Heck, what would be totally awesome is to have a "removable drive
installation" option, where I could target _any_ type of machine, as
long as I had the distribution for it, but that sounds like a lot of
work :)

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-04-03 15:22:59 UTC
This can be done by creating a custom install tree containing only the kernel
desired for the target system.

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