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Old 09-18-2004, 11:03 PM   #1
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Dual processors

I know this questions has probably been asked but
I have a server mother board with 2 processors
how do i get linux to use both
i have a fedora core 2 comp
tyan s2466 athlon mp1800+
Old 09-19-2004, 12:09 AM   #2
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afaik you need to recompile the kernal with support.
Old 09-19-2004, 01:13 AM   #3
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agree. But it's not a task a newbie should undertake... I tried it once... it took me live ten days to get it to compile AND work ok... Luckyly it was a testing environment... you shouldn't do it if you are not prepared, least of all on a server.
Old 09-19-2004, 04:27 AM   #4
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FC2 has precompiled kernel with Symmetric Multiprocessing (SMP) support.
You do not have to recompile a new one.
The kernel is: kernel version-smp. Install this kernel and boot it and you will enable both processors.
Old 09-24-2004, 12:17 AM   #5
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Thanks guys
Recompiling the kernel messed up my installation and for some reason the second time i installed Fedora core 2 it found both
Thanks though
I appreciate it


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