Originally Posted by camorri
There may be some old hardware that can not use a smp kernel at all, and that is why both are supplied.
That's my case. When I tried to boot the install media with the smp kernel it immediately spit out an error stating something "The hardware on this system cannot run [version]-smp, please use a kernel appropriate for your system."
I assumed it'd be safe, but before doing something and potentially breaking my entire system, I figured I'd ask some experts.