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Old 09-02-2013, 08:24 AM   #1
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My computer isn't capable of booting smp kernel images, can I delete them?


I installed slackware 14, and for some reason it installed the smp kernel images along with the non smp (generic?) kernel images. They're really just taking up space, but I don't know if I need them or not. Can I delete them?
 
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If you are not using the smp kernels, then you can delete them. They are on the install media, if for some reason you want to copy them pack.

On systems that can not use smp kernels, and load a smp kernel, the smp function is simply disabled. There may be some old hardware that can not use a smp kernel at all, and that is why both are supplied.
 
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There may be some old hardware that can not use a smp kernel at all, and that is why both are supplied.
That's my case. When I tried to boot the install media with the smp kernel it immediately spit out an error stating something "The hardware on this system cannot run [version]-smp, please use a kernel appropriate for your system."

I assumed it'd be safe, but before doing something and potentially breaking my entire system, I figured I'd ask some experts.

Thanks!
 
  


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