A different way of installing Fedora
awilliam at redhat.com
Fri Sep 27 07:02:44 UTC 2013
On Thu, 2013-09-26 at 16:23 +1200, Gavin Flower wrote:
> On 26/09/13 15:53, Samuel Sieb wrote:
> > On 09/25/2013 06:13 PM, Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX wrote:
> > > My concern is wether this procedure results in a kernel that is
> > > less optimized for the CPU it is running on than if Fedora had
> > > been installed directly on that machine.
> > >
> > > I don't know enough about Fedora installation to know what,
> > > if any, processor related optimizations are made in the install
> > > instead of boot time.
> > >
> > I don't think it makes any difference now. Years ago (not sure how
> > many), there was both the 386 and 686 kernels and that was decided
> > by the installer. Now, the only possible difference if you aren't
> > installing 64-bit is whether you get the PAE kernel or not. And I
> > don't know how that's decided or even if there is a choice.
> There also used to be a distinction between kernels compiled for a
> single core processor and ones for a machine with multiple cores -
> though at that time (AFAIR) CPU chips normally had only one core, so
> we are talking about motherboards with slots for 2 or more CPU chips.
> Also, I think they were all 32 bit, at least the ones I might be able
> to afford....
That hasn't been the case for rather a long time.
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