A different way of installing Fedora

Gavin Flower GavinFlower at archidevsys.co.nz
Fri Sep 27 10:06:32 UTC 2013

On 27/09/13 19:02, Adam Williamson wrote:
> 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.
I've been around a long time... :-)

The second computer I programmed (using FORTRAN IV) was an IBM 1130.

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