[ATrpms-users] 1: kernel choice by synaptic.Â 2.Â Do I need the -BOOT kernel?
mburger at bubbanfriends.org
Fri Mar 19 18:59:37 CET 2004
The "BOOT" kernels are there because the XFS kernels are, often, not small
enough to fit onto a floppy. They're not necessary for booting from your
hard drives, but if you want to create boot floppies, in case your boot
sector goes to heck, they're not a bad idea.
On Fri, 19 Mar 2004, John Pilkington wrote:
> My RH9 system has 256 Mb of memory. When I updated by synaptic to the
> new saa7134 TV package the system chose to download and install the
> bigmem and BOOT versions of the kernel.
> The RH9 customization guide says that bigmem is appropriate for systems
> with more than 4 Gb of memory. Do I lose anything provided by the
> normal i686 kernel if I use the bigmem version? Is it _really_ required
> by the saa7134 package?
> After the update synaptic didn't report, as it had before, that multiple
> versions of the kernel were installed. I have uninstalled all except
> the bigmem version above.
> Should I take some action with the -BOOT kernel? RH9 Package List says
> it's 'used on installation boot disks', but I presume that my emergency
> boot 'disk' (if I could make one for use with my memory-card equipped
> system) would use the initrd file in /boot. I had been hoping that the
> RH9 bootable CD would get me started, but haven't yet tried it.
> Thanks again for the system, and (in advance) for any help.
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