View Full Version : Generic Kernel????

October 15th, 2006, 05:17 AM
what with this, have the unified all of the kernel packeges???

This new kernel seems a little buggy to me, but then again my upgrade didn't go perfect tho nothing broke.... until now a new kernel upgrade drops me to an initramfs shell, dunno why but for now I'm stickin with my smp kernel and it's working fine.... anyway i was just wonder what this was about.

The Noble
October 15th, 2006, 09:15 AM
They made it the "umbrella" kernel, as it really encompasses all processors modularly. In the end, if the devs get it stable (as it really isn't right now) it will save several hours of compiling time for them each release.

'Tis a good thing.

October 15th, 2006, 06:32 PM
nice, one kernel would really help the newcomers as they won't have to figure out what kernel they should be using, for now tho I'll stick with my smp kernel.