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Old 09-17-2005, 04:14 PM   #1
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Dual processor machine hangs on boot

This is a dual P3 1Ghz Dell P420 with 512MB and SCSI hard disk.

I'm a relative newcomer to Linux but have a Gentoo machine se up in the office workingish. However with this machine I installed Fedora Core 4 because of the long winded install process for Gentoo. It worked ok but I was struggling to get some of the odd sound stuff I do to work, so I decide to start fresh with Gentoo, as I know how to get it to work.

I've just finished following the Gentoo installation guide and think i followed to the book, but now I reboot it gets stuck on the line:

511MB LOWMEM available.
found SMP MP-table at 000fe710
DMI s.3 present.
ACPI: LAPIC (acpi_id[0x01] lapic_id[0x00] enabled)
Processor #0 6:8 APIC version 17
ACPI: LAPIC (acpi_id[0x02] lapic_id[0x01] enabled)

Then nothing more happens.

I have no idea what this means but assume there is a problem with the second processor. I'm fairly sure I enabled SMP into the kernel when I build the kernel.

Can anyone tell me more about what is happening at this point and likely reasons for it to fail here.


Old 09-19-2005, 02:58 AM   #2
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check your hardware and also check for the man page and details about the smp karnel... Then you might re install it using the smp karnel.....


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