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Old 12-17-2006, 12:05 PM   #1
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Problem installing ubuntu on IBM 320 dual pentium

If I install ubuntu 5.10 on this dual pentium box it only installs a single processor.

If I run knoppix it uses both processors.

Is there a version of ubuntu which will fire up both processors?
Old 12-17-2006, 12:22 PM   #2
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You need to use the SMP (symmetric multiprocessor) kernel. Check around in the repositories -- you should be able to apt-get it if it isn't installed.
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Hi, welcome to LQ,

In 5.10 you'd have to choose an SMP kernel explicitly; 6.06
and 6.10 will support it out of the box. I'd *highly* recommend
an upgrade to either 6.06 (gives long term support) or 6.10
(latest and greatest, but will force a dist-upgrade sometime
soon, just like 5.10 does).

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Thanks guys. I have a CD on order, so when it arrives it should fix the problem.

Unfortunately in South Africa, downloading is a problem due to severe capping of DSL usage .


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