Bug 3372 - failure to install SMP kernel
Summary: failure to install SMP kernel
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-06-09 19:59 UTC by nolen
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-06-29 15:08:39 UTC

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Description nolen 1999-06-09 19:59:20 UTC
"We have attempted to get a RH6.0 SMP kernel installation on
several Intel Motherboards here at Intel's Platform
Validation Lab, and only the uniprocessor kernel gets
installed. /proc/cpuinfo only shows one CPU, and linuxconfig
does not show the SMP OS being installed. The installation
probe does not see the other processors."

1) Intel 450NX   4-way with 500-Mhz PentiumIII-XEON CPUs
2) Intel MS440GX 2-way with 500-Mhz PentiumIII-XEON CPUs
3) Intel C440GX+ 2-way with 500-Mhz PentiumIII-XEON CPUs
4) TYAN Thunder using Intel 440GX chipset 2-way with 500-Mhz
Tanner CPUs
All have SCSI disks, with Adaptec controllers(2940, 3940,

Comment 1 Alan Cox 1999-06-12 15:40:59 UTC
The autodetect won't catch machines with the MP table in ESCD. Can
you check with intel where their MP data is, and if hand installing
a SMP kernel rpm works

Comment 2 Jay Turner 1999-06-29 15:08:59 UTC
Am closing this bug, as got no response as to whether manual
installation of the SMP kernel works correctly.

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