Breezy installation question
rkimber at ntlworld.com
Thu Sep 15 16:35:08 UTC 2005
On Thu, 15 Sep 2005 17:05:20 +0100
Colin Watson <cjwatson at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 15, 2005 at 04:34:27PM +0100, R Kimber wrote:
> > Will the install program of the forthcoming new version of Unbuntu
> > detect the existence of more than one cpu and install the
> > appropriate smp kernel?
> > With 5.04, I get the single cpu version by default on my dual
> > opteron and have to add the smp kernel afterwards.
> As mentioned on previous occasions when this question has come up, the
> reason this doesn't work is not because the code isn't there, but
> because there isn't space on the CD for multiple kernels (and if we
> could scavenge that space, it would be better used for other things
> like additional language support).
> Netboot installations of Ubuntu will detect multiple CPUs and install
> an SMP kernel, but the CD installation will not. I'm afraid this
> hasn't changed in Breezy.
Thanks for the reply. But why can't there be a separate iso for smp
installations? It presumably only means twice the number of files. Or
is there more to it than simply putting an smp kernel on basically the
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