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Old 10-12-2011, 08:43 AM   #1
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Selecting A Kernel During Wheezy Install


So I'm installing Wheezy on a new PC and I'm prompted to select a kernel from a list of 8:

- linux-image-2.6-amd64
- linux-image-2.6-rt-amd64
- linux-image-3.0.0-1-amd64
- linux-image-3.0.0-1-amd64-dbg
- linux-image-3.0.0-1-rt-amd64
- linux-image-3.0.0-1-rt-amd64-dbg
- linux-image-amd64
- linux-image-rt-amd64

It appears to default to the 3rd option in the list above which seems logical but how do I know what they all mean and which is "really" best for my configuration / system?

I did do a search on the forums and found a bunch of threads about kernels on Sparc systems or compiling kernels from source which is obviously not what I'm looking for so I decided to ask here. Sorry if I missed something...
 
Old 10-12-2011, 09:44 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by carlosinfl View Post
So I'm installing Wheezy on a new PC and I'm prompted to select a kernel from a list of 8:

- linux-image-2.6-amd64
- linux-image-2.6-rt-amd64
- linux-image-3.0.0-1-amd64
- linux-image-3.0.0-1-amd64-dbg
- linux-image-3.0.0-1-rt-amd64
- linux-image-3.0.0-1-rt-amd64-dbg
- linux-image-amd64
- linux-image-rt-amd64

It appears to default to the 3rd option in the list above which seems logical but how do I know what they all mean and which is "really" best for my configuration / system?

I did do a search on the forums and found a bunch of threads about kernels on Sparc systems or compiling kernels from source which is obviously not what I'm looking for so I decided to ask here. Sorry if I missed something...
What kind of CPUwill it be using?
 
Old 10-12-2011, 11:14 AM   #3
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Ignore the first two and last two, as they will still install 3.0.0-1 kernels. The *-dbg ones will install debugging info and also a 3.0.0-1 kernel.

"rt" are real-time (PREEMPT_RT) builds.

What you most likely need is linux-image-3.0.0-1-amd64 (the default third option).

Last edited by cynwulf; 10-12-2011 at 11:19 AM.
 
Old 10-12-2011, 12:23 PM   #4
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I'll be using an Intel I7 Quad Core 64-bit CPU. I always installed the default one however I felt it was nice to know what the other options were used for.
 
  


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