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Old 01-12-2004, 03:04 PM   #1
J.Q. Monkey
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Why multiple linux options with grub?

Here is my grub.conf file. I'm wondering what the difference is between the two linux options there. Do I need both of them there? Is there times when it is appropriate to start with a particular one. If so, which should I use from day to day?

I've started with both and haven't noticed a differnce.

title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-8smp)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8smp ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi
initrd /initrd-2.4.20-8smp.img
title Red Hat Linux-up (2.4.20-8)
root (hd0,1)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=/ hdc=ide-scsi
initrd /initrd-2.4.20-8.img
title DOS
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader +1
Old 01-12-2004, 03:08 PM   #2
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SMP stands for Symmetric MultiProcessing and is used when you have more than one proccessor. So what you should use depends on your hardware.


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