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Old 10-23-2007, 01:54 PM   #1
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use non-Generic Kernal in ubuntu 7.10?


I have a P3 with 512MB of RAM. How do I use the non Generic Kernal in Ubuntu 7.10? Should I use the non-generic Kernal?
 
Old 10-23-2007, 03:22 PM   #2
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I have a P3 with 512MB of RAM. How do I use the non Generic Kernal in Ubuntu 7.10? Should I use the non-generic Kernal?
Probably your grub menu allows you to choose which kernel to boot. If it doesn't then you can edit /boot/grub/menu.lst to add the non-generic kernel to the grub menu.

As I understand it Ubuntu ships with a completely open source kernel (generic) and a second kernel (non-generic) which also contains some proprietary drivers. Which kernel you choose to use is up to you.

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Old 10-23-2007, 03:55 PM   #3
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That didn't answer the question. I know that one can edit grub. What packages dose one install to be able to use the x386 Kernal?
 
Old 10-23-2007, 06:17 PM   #4
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The following package should meet your basic needs. With synaptic package manager the 386 version will become an option at boot time but you'll still be able to choose -generic. I'm not sure if command line stuff like apt-get will update grub for you the way synaptic does.

linux-image-2.6.22-14-386
linux-restricted-modules-2.6.22-14-386
 
Old 10-24-2007, 08:41 AM   #5
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The generic kernel is probably better for you, it optimises itself to the processor you have. The -386 kernel is optimised for an older CUP architecture and probably won't preform as well as the -generic one.
 
  


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