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Old 05-07-2006, 11:50 PM   #1
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at the prompt...

i am confused about the two prompts that i get before booting the FC 2 linux.
one of the prompts is === kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.358smp
and the other is === kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.358

i want to ask what is the function of the two...
can only one of them be used???
plz explain
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The one with "smp" at the end is compiled with SMP (Symettric Multiprocessor) support. You should use it if you have a chip with hyperthreading, dual cores, or more than one CPU in the machine.
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Hi -

Apparently you can choose to boot either of two kernels.

Use "kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.358smp" if you have a multi-CPU ("Symmetric Multi-Processor") system.

'Hope that helps!


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