Kernel Images

Wander Boessenkool 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.

> 
> 
> ~Matt
> 
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