Breezy installation question

R Kimber rkimber at
Thu Sep 15 16:35:08 UTC 2005

On Thu, 15 Sep 2005 17:05:20 +0100
Colin Watson <cjwatson at> 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
same CD?

- Richard
Richard Kimber

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