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Old 09-18-2003, 01:13 AM   #1
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Question Help please:) what is what on boot?

total Tux newb here heh...
ok , i have installed Red Hat 9 on my 2nd HD and i dual boot with WinXP on my master drive.Everything has gone smoothly and all is running well ...but, after i installed and updated RedHat i now have the choices of booting :

RedHat (2.4.20-20.9)
RedHat (2.4.20-20.9smp)
RedHat (2.4.20-6smp)
RedHat-up (2.4.20-6)
and WinXP

I'd like to slim this list down to just the newest/needed options
but i am not too awful sure anymore of what is what when it comes to the RH Ver.s could i bother anyone to fill me in on whats what and what i can do to slim down the list please?

my basics:

P4 2.8 HT enabled
1Gig dual ch. ddr400
ATI 9800 pro (btw is there a good driver out for this yet?)
SB Audigy2
2 HD's , cd-rw , dvd , etc...

-Thanks MUCH for your time in advance!
--Rhat "what the heck does this button do?" Fynk
Old 09-18-2003, 05:54 AM   #2
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It seems you've installed several kernels ... What I would suggest is that you try to boot with the most recent one (2.4.20-20-9) and see if everything is going well ... If it is the case, then you may uninstall the other unneeded kernels

rpm -e kernel-2.4.20-6 ,
if it doesn't work, you can delete

(do this for every kernel you wanna delete, dont forget to keep at least one working kernel otherwise it won't boot at all !)

to slim down the list, edit /boot/grub/grub.conf if you're using grub or /etc/lilo.conf if you're using lilo

Hope this helps

Old 09-18-2003, 07:04 AM   #3
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if you have hyperthreading enabled, you should run the smp version i think

smp is for multi-processor environments.

to benchmark which version is better, run a client on both kernels, and choose the fastest.
Old 09-19-2003, 12:27 AM   #4
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ok ,
thanks for the ideas!
ill try it and see what happens hehe...

...until then,
FEED the penguins!


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