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Old 04-01-2005, 06:40 AM   #1
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SMP support

Hello All,

Our SysAd has purchased the Redhat Enterprise Linux Workstation 3.0 with kernel 2.4.21-4EL. But to get the SMP(symmetric Multiprocessing) support we need to have the kernel 2.4.21-4ELsmp. So how do I go about it? Is it possible to upgrade the kernel now? Or do we have to buy a another WS with the 2.4.21-4ELsmp kernel?

Thanks in advance,
// Rahul
Old 04-01-2005, 07:09 AM   #2
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either compile the kernel for smp support or there must be a kernel rpm for that in the installtion CD lookout for that

Old 04-01-2005, 05:00 PM   #3
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You should have the kernel (it's kernel-smp*.rpm file) on your installation cds. From the data I have it looks that it should be there. Even if it's not, you don't need to buy another version - you just need someone with Linux experience to compile it for you (or you can do it yourself asking for help on this forum - it's not a hard thing, but when you're doing it for the first time it may cause some problems).
Old 04-06-2005, 05:27 AM   #4
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Hello Mara,

Yes, there is a rpm available for the SMP kernel in the installation CD. How can I install that? Just "rpm -i" command will do or do I have to do some settings/configuration before that?

// Rahul
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That is all u need to do type the command "rpm -ivh <kernel-pkg>"



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