Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 6757
installer should ask whether to install up or mp kernel by default
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:52 EDT
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.
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.
The current behavior appears to be working well.