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imsajjadali 02-12-2004 02:30 AM

Kernel smp or e for dell machine
I have installed the Red Hat Linux Advance Server 2.1 on the following machine.(It is fresh installation)
I have selected all default option except hard disk partition during installation process.
When my system start it shows two kernels
smp and e
smp is default kernel.
Which kernel is correct for my machine smp or e?

machine configuration is as under
Dual Intel Xeon Processor 2.8GHz Processor

512KB L2 cache memory

1 FDD 1.44MB (3.5)

3 x146GB 10krpm SCSI Hard Drive (Dell Factory Installed)

Server Works GC-LE chipset
Combo Drive (Dell Factory Installed)

Two integrated Broadcom Gigabit Base T

Integrated ATI Rage XL controller with 4MB SDRAM

2x350 Watts Hot Plug Redundant Power supply

Versa Rack Railing

DELL Open Manage IT Assistant

PERC 3/Di with 128 MB Cache

TBC Cosmo 02-12-2004 11:31 AM

You can use SMP. The 'e' you mention could be 'enterprise'. which I think is the hugemem kernel for 4G of RAM and up. IIRC of course!! -edit- actually smp is for over 4G too, the hugemem has some other advanced features that you can see in RH docs of their website.

imsajjadali 02-12-2004 11:28 PM

can any body give detail of my query?

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