LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian
User Name
Password
Debian This forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 10-11-2006, 09:53 AM   #1
Akhran
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Distribution: Debian 'lenny'
Posts: 208

Rep: Reputation: 30
Does Debian 'Testing' Installer autodetect dual CPUs and install SMP kernel?


I've installed Debian 'Testing' on a couple of dual cpus machines, but it seems that the installer does not detect the dual cpus and will install the non-smp kernel instead.

Is there any parameter that can be used at the start of the installation to force the installation of smp kernel?

Thanks!
 
Old 10-11-2006, 10:34 AM   #2
HappyTux
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Distribution: Debian AMD64
Posts: 3,513

Rep: Reputation: 64
Quote:
Originally Posted by Akhran
I've installed Debian 'Testing' on a couple of dual cpus machines, but it seems that the installer does not detect the dual cpus and will install the non-smp kernel instead.

Is there any parameter that can be used at the start of the installation to force the installation of smp kernel?

Thanks!
See if you can get an installer image using the 2.6.17 kernel or later, these images have smp enabled by default and will use it if finding more than one CPU on install.
 
Old 10-11-2006, 10:54 AM   #3
farslayer
Guru
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: Willoughby, Ohio
Distribution: linuxdebian
Posts: 7,232
Blog Entries: 5

Rep: Reputation: 189Reputation: 189
If you don't get the option, do the install then, apt-get install linux-image-2.6-686-smp

but from the looks of things you will get prompted to choose your kernel. (20 avail options !)
http://linuxhelp.blogspot.com/2006/0...ch-beta-3.html

Maybe in your case you should do the expert install to have more control over the final system configuration, and get the kernel you want during setup.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Maximum Number of cpus with SMP demosp Linux - General 2 10-02-2006 06:33 PM
after installer install no Debian kernel to boot in GRUB st1cky_rice Debian 4 01-16-2006 04:42 PM
SMP & 64 bit CPUs linuxhippy Fedora 6 09-11-2005 08:33 PM
Kernel-Patch Debian Logo 2.6.2 not correctly working for custom kernel 2.6.11 smp deepclutch Debian 3 06-27-2005 04:59 AM
dual boot & debian installer w42w42 Debian 4 02-22-2004 12:41 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:07 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration