Bug 3372 - failure to install SMP kernel
failure to install SMP kernel
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-06-09 15:59 EDT by nolen
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-29 11:08:39 EDT
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Description nolen 1999-06-09 15:59:20 EDT
"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."

MOTHERBOARDS TRIED:
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,
ULTRA2)
Comment 1 Alan Cox 1999-06-12 11:40:59 EDT
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 11:08:59 EDT
Am closing this bug, as got no response as to whether manual
installation of the SMP kernel works correctly.

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