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Old 08-26-2005, 02:49 PM   #1
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Linux for dual processors


I got this computer and i was planning on installing linux on it.

It has 2 Intel pentium 2 450mhz processors and 512Mb ECC sdram.
2*9Gt SCSI hd.

Im looking for some distribution that supports 2 processors (debian based maybe?)

Thanks for help
Old 08-26-2005, 03:17 PM   #2
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As far as I know, it doesn't has to do anything with the Distribution. You just need a Kernel version that supports 2 processors, and I'm sure you won't get any Linux Kernel nowadays that doesn't. By the way, my processor is interpreted as 2 processors by the Kernel cause of Hyper-Threading, and it works well with every distribution I've tested so far (Mandriva and Gentoo).

But don't rely on that...

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Old 08-26-2005, 07:08 PM   #3
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install pretty much any distro, update the kernel if both processors are not seen. i used both ubuntu and fedora core 4 on my dual opteron, and both distros saw both processors after updating to the smp kernel.

Old 08-26-2005, 09:10 PM   #4
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Every distribution will work with a dual processor box. With some you have to recompile the kernel to enable SMP but you want to recompile the kernel in many cases anyhow so no harm, no foul.


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