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Old 10-09-2010, 05:51 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by GazL View Post
Converting to use the 'generic-smp' (or just 'generic' on x86_64) kernel is a manual step you have to do post install. The details are in that README.initrd file I mentioned in my post above.

This is one of those little slackware quirks you have to get used to. Personally I wish Pat would just do away with the 'huge' kernels and have the install dialogs set this up for the user.
OK. I'll get to work then. Thank you very much.
Old 10-09-2010, 07:45 PM   #17
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Folks, you were correct. All I had to do is switch to the SMP kernel and everything started to work.
I`m such a noob! I was choosing the wrong boot option in GRUB, which led me to the no-SMP kernel. Feel so hopelessly stupid now. Thanks everyone for your help and sorry for wasting your time.


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