Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 80880
RFE: Ability to choose kernel to be installed.
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:59:39 EDT
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Description of problem:
As I frequently have to deal with machines what are "dog slow" or have too less
memory or by unknown reason are crashing during normal install, I ask for an
ability to choose the kernel to be installed during (Expert) Install.
As there is no major blockers than kernel optimizations (if the CPU platform is
different) what are making hard "install RedHat Linux on one machine and take
the HDD to another machine".
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RedHat Linux (maybe 8.0) on Athlon based PC;
2. Take the HDD and put it in Pentium I class machine;
3. Boot up the Pentium I class machine;
Actual Results: Kernel crash.
Expected Results: If there is possible to choose what kind of kernel I want to
put to this machine (even if this kind of optimizations are unable to be run on
this machine) - no kernel crash and machine will boot up.
I don't see us adding this feature as it would add UI complexity for what is a
very special purpose usage. We have limited resources for anaconda development
and we're trying to reduce complexity so we can focus our effort better.
I would recommend you investigate creating a custom update disk for you purpose.
It would not be too hard and there are mailing lists where people discuss
Look at http://rhlinux.redhat.com/anaconda for some pointers.