LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 12-17-2006, 11:05 AM   #1
rberns
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2006
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Problem installing ubuntu on IBM 320 dual pentium


If I install ubuntu 5.10 on this dual pentium box it only installs a single processor.

If I run knoppix it uses both processors.

Is there a version of ubuntu which will fire up both processors?
 
Old 12-17-2006, 11:22 AM   #2
btmiller
Senior Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: In the DC 'burbs
Distribution: Arch, Scientific Linux, Debian, Ubuntu
Posts: 4,284

Rep: Reputation: 371Reputation: 371Reputation: 371Reputation: 371
You need to use the SMP (symmetric multiprocessor) kernel. Check around in the repositories -- you should be able to apt-get it if it isn't installed.
 
Old 12-17-2006, 11:25 AM   #3
Tinkster
Moderator
 
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: in a fallen world
Distribution: slackware by choice, others too :} ... android.
Posts: 23,067
Blog Entries: 11

Rep: Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910
Hi, welcome to LQ,

In 5.10 you'd have to choose an SMP kernel explicitly; 6.06
and 6.10 will support it out of the box. I'd *highly* recommend
an upgrade to either 6.06 (gives long term support) or 6.10
(latest and greatest, but will force a dist-upgrade sometime
soon, just like 5.10 does).


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 12-17-2006, 05:10 PM   #4
rberns
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2006
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks guys. I have a CD on order, so when it arrives it should fix the problem.

Unfortunately in South Africa, downloading is a problem due to severe capping of DSL usage .
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pentium D - Dual-Core problem DragonWisard Linux - Hardware 3 05-25-2008 09:41 PM
installing IBM ultracam II in ubuntu anirudh.iitm Linux - Hardware 2 10-27-2006 04:56 AM
Problem when booting FreeBSD4.10 on IBM pc server 320 with raid controller suro *BSD 1 05-01-2006 11:50 AM
installing ubuntu on acer 516 pentium 2 ? harys Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 02-08-2006 07:06 PM
RH 7.3: Installing on IBM Laptop Thinkpad 600 (Pentium II, 266MHz). Rush! Rush! freddymio Linux - Newbie 5 06-07-2002 08:46 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:52 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration