wander at tomaatnet.nl
Mon May 30 18:47:44 UTC 2005
On Mon, 2005-05-30 at 09:38 -0400, Matthew S-H wrote:
> I've been hearing a lot lately about using the "i686" and "k7"
> kernels instead of the default "i386".
> I was just wondering, what kernel is best for what systems?
i386 is compiled to run on generic intel/amd systems,
i686 is compiled/optimised for pentiumsIII/IV
k7 is compiled/optimised for athlons
> For example, I have a Pentium 4 (1.7 GHz) system with 256MB RAM,
> 160GB Hard Drive space, and both WinXP and Ubuntu installed. Which
> kernel image would be best for me?
Your best choice would be the i686 kernel. If you have a motherboard
with more than one CPU, or a processor that supports hyperthreading need
to install a smp kernel for your architecture.
"Give a man a fire and he's warm for a day, but set fire to him and he's
warm for the rest of his life."
-- (Terry Pratchett, Jingo)
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