Bug 5499 - Installer incorrectly detects Tomcat I as dual processor
Summary: Installer incorrectly detects Tomcat I as dual processor
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
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Reported: 1999-10-04 18:11 UTC by Jason Cooper
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:38 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-12-06 15:31:38 UTC

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Description Jason Cooper 1999-10-04 18:11:55 UTC
Similiar to the bug in the 6.0 installer. Tomcat I single
proc board (only one socket) is detected as SMP motherboard
during upgrade. SMP kernel is installed and booted as

Interesting note: I was not affected by the 6.0 installer
bug on a clean install. I had, however, recently flashed the
BIOS on the motherboard to the latest version from Tyan.
Maybe this is BIOS revision dependent?

Comment 1 Alan Cox 1999-10-15 20:14:59 UTC
This is a known BIOS bug. The tomcat tends to have SMP tables in it
when its not an SMP box

Comment 2 Jay Turner 1999-12-06 15:31:59 UTC
This is out of out hands to take care of as the motherboard is providing the
installer with incorrect information.

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