Kernel Images

Vincent Trouilliez vincent.trouilliez at
Tue May 31 21:43:09 UTC 2005

> > What I don't understand is.... why doesn't the install CD use the
> > correct kernel to start with ? Sure enough, the devs are plenty more
> > capable than the end user, to know what's best to use for this is that
> > CPU.
> It would be easy enough to do, but with a single-CD distribution like 
> Ubuntu it would probably require leaving out quite a bit to make room 
> for several ~20 MB kernel packages.

I sure thought of that, but IIRC the Warty CD was about 520MB or so. I
bought super cheap CD's, yet they can hold 700MB nonetheless, so that
leaves 170MB for kernels... enough space to add a K7 and i686 kernel
isn't it...and even a few more packages/applications if so you desire...
So we really can't say that space is an issue I think ! ;-)

The current Breezy i386 ISO weights 621MB, so eventhough it's a lot
fatter than Warty, it's still not quite 700MB yet :-)


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