"-generic" was( Re: Optimized kernel builds: the straight dope)

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Mon Oct 2 17:33:33 BST 2006

On Mon, Oct 02, 2006 at 09:18:11AM +0200, Gnu/Linux Technology wrote:
> I jump to this post for asking if it is possible to integrate in the 
> hardware detection a script detecting the category of the cpu to install 
> a i686 kernel when needed by example.
> (Only if it is some free space on cd to include kernel-images, or if we 
> go to the solution of an install DVD.)

That is how it has always worked, as discussed many times on this list.
There is only one kernel image on the CD for space reasons, but others are
included on the DVD.

However, as concluded in this thread and implemented in Edgy, there was no
measurable benefit to the i686 kernel and so it has been discontinued.

 - mdz

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