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Old 09-18-2003, 01:13 AM   #1
rhatfynk
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Question Help please:) what is what on boot?



total Tux newb here heh...
ok , i have installed Red Hat 9 on my 2nd HD and i dual boot with WinXP on my master drive.Everything has gone smoothly and all is running well ...but, after i installed and updated RedHat i now have the choices of booting :

RedHat (2.4.20-20.9)
RedHat (2.4.20-20.9smp)
RedHat (2.4.20-6smp)
RedHat-up (2.4.20-6)
and WinXP

I'd like to slim this list down to just the newest/needed options
but i am not too awful sure anymore of what is what when it comes to the RH Ver.s could i bother anyone to fill me in on whats what and what i can do to slim down the list please?

my basics:

P4 2.8 HT enabled
1Gig dual ch. ddr400
ATI 9800 pro (btw is there a good driver out for this yet?)
SB Audigy2
2 HD's , cd-rw , dvd , etc...


-Thanks MUCH for your time in advance!
--Rhat "what the heck does this button do?" Fynk
 
Old 09-18-2003, 05:54 AM   #2
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Hi,

It seems you've installed several kernels ... What I would suggest is that you try to boot with the most recent one (2.4.20-20-9) and see if everything is going well ... If it is the case, then you may uninstall the other unneeded kernels

rpm -e kernel-2.4.20-6 ,
if it doesn't work, you can delete
/lib/modules/2.4.20-6/
/usr/src/linux-2.4.20-6
/boot/vmlinux-2.4.20-6
/boot/initrd-2.4.20-6
/boot/System.map-2.4.20-6

(do this for every kernel you wanna delete, dont forget to keep at least one working kernel otherwise it won't boot at all !)

to slim down the list, edit /boot/grub/grub.conf if you're using grub or /etc/lilo.conf if you're using lilo

Hope this helps

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Old 09-18-2003, 07:04 AM   #3
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clarification

if you have hyperthreading enabled, you should run the smp version i think


smp is for multi-processor environments.

to benchmark which version is better, run a distributed.net client on both kernels, and choose the fastest.
 
Old 09-19-2003, 12:27 AM   #4
rhatfynk
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ok ,
thanks for the ideas!
ill try it and see what happens hehe...

...until then,
FEED the penguins!
 
  


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