Originally posted by enesch
This weekend I am getting ready to switch my server over to Debian Woody from Red Hat 9.0. And have a few questions before I go and do this about SMP Kernels.
I have a Intell LX440GX+ Motherboard with Dual PIII 500's running software raid currently, I have found some great articles on getting the Software Raid portion to work with debian so I think I am ok on that. My real concern is getting the SMP Kernel working with it, and I have yet to really find any good examples or docs on this. I am not new to linux but new to debian, I am used to Red Hat were I have a GUI install and select SMP kernel and that is it. Now is there an easy way to get a SMP kernel for debian or should I just plan on creating my own from source?
The motherboard has a built in Adaptec aic7896/97 Ultra2 SCSI adapter, is this supported by default without any trouble?
Also I have an intel Nic card 82559 that uses the e100 module/driver and have read that this can be trouble some to get to working any info that some one can provide to me on that as well.
Thanks for any help anyone can offer.
Looks like you are good to go on the scsi controller it is built in the kernel if you use the bf2.4 option when booting from the Woody CD or just using the bf2.4 floppy images to install, the network card module seems to be called eepro100 though from a quick grep (and google search) of the old kernel config on my firewall machine.
stephen@DoopeyTux:~$ grep -i e100 /boot/config-2.4.18-bf2.4
stephen@DoopeyTux:~$ grep -i 100 /boot/config-2.4.18-bf2.4
stephen@DoopeyTux:~$ grep -i aic /boot/config-2.4.18-bf2.4
To get your smp working you would simply need to install one of the pre-compiled kernel images with a -smp suffix on the package (eg. off the top of my head apt-get install kernel-image-2.4.18-1-386-smp
) that are in the archives. You may want to send an email or two to firstname.lastname@example.org
there are people there who know far more about this than I do never having setup a raid/smp system myself.
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