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I have a question here. I have a dual processor machine Xeon(Pentium -II 450 Mhz). I am trying to boot it with Mandrake 10.0 and it gets stuck every time at "Uncompressing Linux...OK,booting the kernel". It gets stuck up here.It does not go further for any installation.
The machine I have here is a Dell Precison Workstation. Its a dual processor machine with a 13 GB hard drive and 256 MB RAM. Though the CD ROM i m using is SCSI. I dont think that SCSI cd rom is a problem, because it is detecting the installation media and it stuck at "uncompressing Linux". The same problem is with Knoppix 3.4 , a debian based distribution, it gets stuck with the same message.
Though I have installed Red Hat 8.0 and to my wonder, it did get installed with an SMP kernel version and normal kernel version. I have also installed XP and it s working fine. Ofcourse, I have dual booted both of the OS.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
i'm not an expert at this, but from everything i'm reading, you need to install a smp kernel to make it work properly. set up some contrib (& if you're a bit daring) cooker sources, then urpmi kernel & choose an smp version (2.6.3-13 is the latest, AFAIK). if you want more detailed info, use MCC->software installer->type kernel in the search & get it that way. get the sources to mathc that kernel, too.
Tks atish1000c, I will give it a try (maybe this evening).
My major doubt was the reason why Lilo built 3 entries and they don't deliver the goods, but looking at Cont.Cent. Lilo seems to make the same kind of call as for the normal (1CPU) start, besides it shall not be that easy to explain as this last choice works fine.