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Old 03-21-2006, 11:46 AM   #1
Michael_aust
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installed kernel type


I did the netinstall and it decided to give me a 2.6.15 486 kernel, however I have a 686 machine, a 2.6 celeron. Would it be a good idea if I was to install the 686 version and remove the 486 version if 686 functions correctly. Or am I not really gaianing any benifits from using the 686 kernel?

Also ima ssuming im doing no harm using a 486 kernel, i just dont have as much an optimized kernel for my processor correct?

Thanks in advance

Michael
 
Old 03-21-2006, 12:25 PM   #2
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The default kernel should be fine. After install you can use synaptic or apt/aptitude to install the linux-image-<your kernel-686> if you want.
 
Old 03-21-2006, 12:48 PM   #3
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but i wont be gaining any speed increase id notice from using the 686 version over the 486 version?

Thanks again

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