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    RH or FreeBSD: dual processor support?

    Hi,

    I have this old micron box w/ dual pentium processors. Do I have to do anything special to get the dual processors to work on RH or FreeBSD?

    Will the installation process configure itself to use the dual processors or do I have to tinker w/ the kernel.

    thanx,

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    Re:RH or FreeBSD: dual processor support?

    RH will install the correct (smp) kernel for you. As for BSD, I'm not sure.

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    Re:RH or FreeBSD: dual processor support?

    head over to screaming electron, the guys over there are bound to know exactly how its done. IIRC, its autodetected in the kernel (for FreeBSD at least, I know OpenBSD doesnt have support yet).

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    Re:RH or FreeBSD: dual processor support?

    IIRC, Red Hat ( and many other distros that support SMP kernel ) supports up to 4 processors.

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    Re:RH or FreeBSD: dual processor support?

    Redhat 6.x used to give me a SMP kernel during install even though I had only one processor installed.

    If RH doesn't do it automatically, you can always get the latest kernel source and recompile.

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    Re:RH or FreeBSD: dual processor support?

    [quote author=ph34r link=board=1;threadid=5592;start=0#53919 date=1037419764]
    Redhat 6.x used to give me a SMP kernel during install even though I had only one processor installed.

    If RH doesn't do it automatically, you can always get the latest kernel source and recompile.
    [/quote]
    RedHat 8 has the following kernels on the CDs:

    686 Uni
    686 SMP
    586 Uni
    386 Uni

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