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Old 10-18-2003, 05:53 AM   #1
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grub question

I am a nu-b

This is my second attempt at installing linux: the scenario

dual boot win xp and redhat linux 9.0 kernel 2.4.20-8

I installed the grub boot loader, but did not write it to the mbr instead used the ntldr to read the bin for grub on the boot parttion

I am able to dual boot xp and linux, but my problem is that grub shows three choices
1. red hat linux 2.4.20-8smp
2. red hat linux 2.4.20 up
3. DOS

why are there two linux options?

I can boot into linux using both. Also I did a custom install for linux (complete installation)

Old 10-18-2003, 06:25 AM   #2
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These are boot options for two different kernels the SMP (Symmetric Multi-Processing) kernel supports Dual Processor systems, while standard kernels ussualy only support single processors, both should work fine but if you want dual processor support you need an smp kernel.
Old 10-18-2003, 06:29 AM   #3
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oh so nothing to worry about, thanks.


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