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Old 01-22-2004, 01:31 AM   #1
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whats the differentce between these kernels?


I'm not sure why I have two versions of linux listed in my boot loader at start up..
Red Hat Linux-up (2.4.20-6)

Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-6smp)

they dont seem different when I use them but whats the difference?..shoudl I not bother using one?

thanx in advance
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Old 01-22-2004, 02:31 AM   #2
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smp = symmetrical multi-processors - i.e. dual CPU machines.
 
Old 01-22-2004, 02:32 AM   #3
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smp version supplies support for multiple processors.
 
Old 01-22-2004, 02:43 AM   #4
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How many CPUs in that box? (smp is for multiprocessors)
 
Old 01-22-2004, 04:51 PM   #5
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how do I uninstall old kernels after installing a new one?
 
Old 01-22-2004, 05:09 PM   #6
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rpm -e <packagename(without the .rpm)>

# Guides to software management
Maximum RPM
LNAG - How do I install a program I downloaded from the Internet?
Rute Guide's software explanation
You might want to check out CheckInstall to manage source code installations/uninstallation
 
Old 01-23-2004, 12:22 AM   #7
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I found the "LNAG - How do I install a program I downloaded from the Internet?" link to be very useful in teaching me how to instal different packagase..thank you..but what command do I type to extract a file that has .tar.bz2 at the end?

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Old 01-23-2004, 12:45 AM   #8
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I usually use these flags:

tar -xvjpf *.tar.bz2

For their meanings and actions see:
man tar
info tar
 
Old 01-24-2004, 09:36 PM   #9
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I don't think you need the "p"...actually just -xjf do the work...
 
Old 01-24-2004, 10:33 PM   #10
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Unless you don't need the permissions of the tarball preserved.
 
  


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