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Old 03-27-2007, 09:34 AM   #1
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dual core processor and normal kernel ??


I want to install Linux on an AMD athlon 4200 dual core processor with the following hardware configuration :
ASUS M2N - MX motherboard which has :-
Socket AM2 for AMD Athlon 64 /FX CPU
- Nvidia GeForce 6100/nForce 430
- 2000 / 1600 HyperTransport
- PCI Express X16
- SATA RAID 0,1,5,0+1
- MAX 4 SATA (3Gb/s) support Dual RAID
- Gb LAN
- Compliant with RoHS
I wanted to know whether the SMP kernel is compulsory for using this hardware congiguration or can i run the 64 bit kernel for Fedora Core 6 and Dapper Drake smoothly enough. I do not know much about linux so am worried about later softwares not being compatible and so on and so forth.
So do i have to use the SMP kernel ?
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Old 03-27-2007, 09:50 AM   #2
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SMP kernel is required in order to use both CPU cores. Non-SMP kernels will only detect and use one core.
 
Old 03-27-2007, 10:58 AM   #3
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Starting with Fedora Core 6, there isn't any separate SMP kernel anymore. I may be wrong (though I'm backed up by a bit of research) but that still wouldn't matter, the installer will (as a rule) pick the right one for you.

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