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Old 06-23-2006, 07:54 AM   #1
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Intel Core Duo Support ?


I'm buying a new laptop and would like to know if
Fedora Linux supports an Intel Core Duo processor. If not,
does any linux version support it ? Will I need to
rebuild the kernel ? If so, what parameters should
I use ?
 
Old 06-23-2006, 08:03 AM   #2
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It will be supported fine with any SMP kernel.
 
Old 06-23-2006, 10:12 AM   #3
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What kernels are SMP kernels ?
 
Old 06-23-2006, 06:43 PM   #4
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The images your distro provides with SMP in their name. It'll be installed automatically don't worry just try it out yourself and see how you go.
 
Old 01-07-2008, 01:47 AM   #5
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...suspicion...

I checked Slackware 12 system requirement and it supports none duo processors, unless there is some help from anyone. I keep getting a VFS error. Something like unable to mount root fs at unknown block ( 8, 17 ). I read that the 8 is the device and the 17 is partition, what confusing me is how can it be 8 if i only have 2 devices with 5 partitions all together. Along with other guides to install all used single processors which discourages me from continuing further. Hope someone has answer for me to attempt, I am new to linux so please be patient with my small understanding still in basics like /dev/hd*, sd*, and with LILO.

Thank you so kindly ^^
 
Old 01-07-2008, 01:59 AM   #6
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I checked Slackware 12 system requirement and it supports none duo processors, unless there is some help from anyone.
Well, it's not true. Slackware 12 has a smp kernels, "generic" and "huge" (to be used for installation). It supports mutiple processors all right. I have a nice Slackware installation on my AMD Turion x2.
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I keep getting a VFS error. Something like unable to mount root fs at unknown block ( 8, 17 ). I read that the 8 is the device and the 17 is partition, what confusing me is how can it be 8 if i only have 2 devices with 5 partitions all together. Along with other guides to install all used single processors which discourages me from continuing further. Hope someone has answer for me to attempt, I am new to linux so please be patient with my small understanding still in basics like /dev/hd*, sd*, and with LILO.
This has nothing to do with the processors, but rather with the root partition. Is your harddrive SATA? sda is the 8th device usually. What kernel did you use? What filesystem does it have? Could you post your /etc/lilo.conf?
 
Old 01-07-2008, 10:40 PM   #7
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Hi

My initial layout is something like this:
HP Pavilion dv6000 notebook with Intel Core 2 Duo 1.83 GHz,
internal hard drive 80GB: WinXP MCE05
external 120 GB WD HD connected via a USB cable (intended target for Slackware 12), the lilo.conf has the following

root=/dev/sdb1;
image=/boot/vmlinuz;
read-only,

and the kernel, previously stated to work, is 2.6.21.5-smp.
ext3 filesystem

Last edited by Saint Anger; 01-08-2008 at 01:46 AM. Reason: added fs
 
Old 01-08-2008, 10:10 AM   #8
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I'm buying a new laptop and would like to know if
Fedora Linux supports an Intel Core Duo processor. If not,
does any linux version support it ? Will I need to
rebuild the kernel ? If so, what parameters should
I use ?

Well I know for a fact that RedHat EL5 and CentOS 5 support Core 2 Quad.
for RH EL kernel I'm using (Default by installation) is this

kernel-2.6.18-8.el5

HTH
 
Old 01-10-2008, 07:54 PM   #9
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Hi

My initial layout is something like this:
HP Pavilion dv6000 notebook with Intel Core 2 Duo 1.83 GHz,
internal hard drive 80GB: WinXP MCE05
external 120 GB WD HD connected via a USB cable (intended target for Slackware 12), the lilo.conf has the following

root=/dev/sdb1;
image=/boot/vmlinuz;
read-only,

and the kernel, previously stated to work, is 2.6.21.5-smp.
ext3 filesystem
I managed to boot the root parition with
root= /dev/sdb1 at the 'boot:' prompt
now when i load Slack then i get an error about init?

This is the error message:
Freeing unused kernel memory: 392k freed
Warning: unable to open an initial console.
Kernel Panic - not syncing: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.

Im using lilo boot
Here a more visual look at my physical settings:

PC - HP Pavilion | 120 GB HDD Western Digital ( /dev/sdb {1=root; 6=/home})
80 GB HDD WINXP MCE | *Slackware 12 installed not able to boot*

Last edited by Saint Anger; 01-10-2008 at 08:19 PM.
 
  


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