Karmic i386 flavour changes

Colin Watson cjwatson at ubuntu.com
Wed Jun 17 11:27:33 BST 2009

On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 08:48:47PM -0600, Tim Gardner wrote:
> Perhaps the kernel flavour install decision should be predicated on pae
> as well as the amount of RAM. For example:
> ) PAE and > 4GB RAM - install linux-image-generic
> ) PAE and <= 4GB RAM - install linux-image-legacy
> ) !PAE - install linux-image-legacy

Let's use value-neutral names. It does not seem to be as simple as
declaring one flavour "legacy", and in any case using "old" and
"new"-type names is painful when you want to add a third, as we
discovered with nvidia.

Earlier you mentioned -generic and -generic-pae, which would be fine.

> Of course, this assumes the Live or Alternate CDs can hold both kernel
> packages.

We can't assume this - it's very likely that they can't.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at ubuntu.com]

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