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SubjectRe: Installing kernel 2.4
"Jeff V. Merkey" <> said:


> Your way out in the weeds. What started this thread was a customer who
> ended up loading the wrong arch on a system and hanging. I have to
> post a kernel RPM for our release, and it's onerous to make customers
> recompile kernels all the time and be guinea pigs for arch ports.

I'd prefer to be a guinea pig for one of 3 or 4 generic kernels distributed
in binary than of one of the hundreds of possibilities of patching a kernel
together at boot, plus the (presumamby rather complex and fragile)
machinery to do so *before* the kernel is booted, thank you very much.

Plus I'm getting pissed off by how long a boot takes as it stands today...

> They just want it to boot, and run with the same level of ease of use
> and stability they get with NT and NetWare and other stuff they are used
> to. This is an easy choice from where I'm sitting.

Easy: i386. Or i486 (I very much doubt your customers run on less, and this
should be geneic enough).
Dr. Horst H. von Brand
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