Bug 9510 - Installer incorrectly identifies UP PPRO as SMP, fails on first reboot.
Summary: Installer incorrectly identifies UP PPRO as SMP, fails on first reboot.
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 2000-02-17 01:45 UTC by rjflory
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-18 19:26:00 UTC


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Description rjflory 2000-02-17 01:45:33 UTC
On two different types of motherboards, RH6.1 incorrectly recognized my
Pentium-Pro motherboards as having 2 CPUs, and used the SMP version of the
vmlinuz files in /boot.

 This caused the system to fail/lockup on first reboot.  Luckily I made an
emergency floppy, and was able to manually softlick the correct UP vmlinuz
files.

Comment 1 Erik Troan 2000-02-18 19:26:59 UTC
Post-boot (when the installer runs), it's not possible to tell with 100%
accuracy if a machine is UP or SMP. When an SMP install is done incorrectly, you
can boot into Linux UP by specifying "linux-up" at the lilo prompt.


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