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is it always safe to select "Virtualization" packages at install time?



  in the context of both f10 and the imminent f11, is it always safe
to select that you want to install the "Virtualization" group,
regardless of the system on which you're installing?  as in, will that
make a difference in the kernel installed and could that blow up in
one's face?

  i ask since, a while back and at least a couple versions of fedora
ago, i selected virtualization without recognizing that i was
installing on an older laptop that was only 32-bit and had no PAE
support.  as i recall, that selection forced the install of a
virt-enabled kernel that, after install and reboot, came up, almost
immediately realized it was trying to run on inadequate hardware (not
even PAE), and choked.

  so, what exactly is involved in adding Virtualization to the
install?  does it change which kernel is installed?  does it affect
only loadable modules so that won't be an issue?  am i making any
sense?

rday
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