Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 484941
Install correct kernels on x86 installs
Last modified: 2013-01-09 22:26:54 EST
Kernel now no longer has an i686 version. There is i586 and PAE, and anaconda needs to make the right choice at install time to pick the right one.
What are the criteria for picking the right kernel package now?
If you have a PAE capable cpu, install the PAE kernel. Otherwise install the .i586 kernel.
I did a f11 alpha install on my laptop yesterday and got the i586 kernel even though my machine is PAE capable.
To be clear, I think the simplest way to tell is look for " pae " in the flags field of /proc/cpuinfo. If that's set, then install the PAE kernel. Otherwise, go with i586...
Yes, we're still getting i586 kernels on hardware capable of PAE as of rawhide on the 17th of March.
This should be fixed in the next build of anaconda.
This is confirmed fixed in the latest build of anaconda which is tagged for beta (confirmed for the PAE case, I don't have i586 hardware to confirm that way)