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Old 07-03-2008, 05:47 AM   #1
tomtforever
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a dual-core CPU and 2x1G memory,but only a core and 1G memory work(debian)


Hi,
Friend,
I have a platform,E2180(dual-core) and 2x1G memory.But that E2180 is 32 or 64 bit puzzle me,because someone say it's not a true 64 bit.Now under vmlinuz-2.6.25-1-486, I only use a core and 1G memory .So which kernel is fit for me?
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Tomt
 
Old 07-03-2008, 08:16 AM   #2
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Its a dual core processor, so you'll want to run an smp kernel. Then you just need to decide if you want to run a 64bit os or a 32bit os. I'm guessing you currently have it installed as a 32bit os given that your current kernel is x86. If you want to run 64bit you'd need to reinstall it 64bit, just running a 64bit kernel wouldn't give you any benefit.
 
Old 07-04-2008, 08:54 AM   #3
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Thank you, At last,I have to rebuild kernel.Now everything is well.
 
Old 07-04-2008, 09:39 AM   #4
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You don't have to rebuild the kernel. You only need to install an smp kernel...which for Debian means any kernel other than 486. I notice the kernel you're using is way past the one used by Debian 4.0, so I suppose you must be running Lenny or Sid.

In order to figure out which kernel you want, run the command "apt-cache search linux-image".

Probably you want something like "apt-get install linux-image-2.6.25-1-686". This will be 32bit. If you want to use 64bit, you'll need to reinstall as estabroo said, since all of the other programs will need to be 64bit also (not just the kernel).
 
  


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