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Old 04-07-2004, 06:22 PM   #1
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Unhappy Dell Precision Workstation 650 - Dual Xeon Processors


I have a Dell Precision Workstation 650 - Dual Xeon Processors and 2GB RAM. I cannot get SUSE Linux 8.1 or 9 to load from the installation disk. The Grub installer screen runs on boot up and allows choices of options 'safe' etc etc but when the actual installation mode is selected and activated, the program just crashes.
I have e-mailed tech support at SUSE, but have yet to receive a reply, come to that I've never received any reply to any query submitted to SUSE.
By the way this does not happen on a single processor laptop Dell M50, the installation goes quite smoothly. I am relatively new to Linux but would very much like to get it running on my workstation.
Does anyone have experience of loading Linux on a dual processor machine, or know of a Linux package that is known to run on such a machine.

Thank you in advance

John de-Pulford
 
Old 04-07-2004, 11:51 PM   #2
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I havent had the chance to play with a dual processor system yet, but am guessing you should use a boot parameter specifying smp, although I dont know.

could you explain in more detail about where it crashes, and the characteristics and error you may be getting, that would help tremendously.
 
Old 04-08-2004, 03:08 AM   #3
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AutOPSY, thank you for your response.

How familiar are you with the SuSe Grub Loader interface.

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