why did FC6 install a XEN kernel on my inspiron?

Chris Jones jonesc at hep.phy.cam.ac.uk
Tue Nov 7 21:51:56 UTC 2006

> On a PAE-less system, it shouldn't even offer the choice of installing it.
> It has all the info available to know it isn't going to work.
> I'm puzzled why it _only_ installed a xen kernel.  We had that happen
> before, and backtracked as it turned out to be 'not a good idea'(tm).

Whilst I was luckily enough to decide not to install the vritualisation stuff 
this also happened to a friend of mid who did not.

I think the default is to enable the virtualisation option, and in this case 
he ended up with ONLY the Xen kernel. This caused all sorts of problems and 
in the end I recommended reinstalling but turning of the virtualisation 
stuff. This fixed all the issues he was having (sorry, I cannot recall the 

So it seems to me that 1) the virtual stuff is on by default when I think it 
should be off and 2) also ONLY Xen kernel is installed when selected, when 
the nob-Xen kernel should really be installed as well.


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