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Old 11-23-2006, 08:24 PM   #1
thelastknowngod
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Smp


ok im having issues with my slackware install and i cant get any information on how to fix it or even where to start looking so im going to install slack with a different kernel.

i have a pentium d so i figure ill install an smp enabled kernel. after booting to the first disc it doesnt really point out what one has the support in it. i can see the generic, headers, and modules for the smp version in /extras but there is no entry in the kernel selection menu when you boot to the first disc for this.

anyone know where to start or should i just recompile the one i have running now (default huge26)?
 
Old 11-23-2006, 08:28 PM   #2
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compile an smp kernel on your own. use the config of the huge26 kernel as your base and add smp.
 
Old 11-23-2006, 08:29 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by thelastknowngod
ok im having issues with my slackware install and i cant get any information on how to fix it or even where to start looking so im going to install slack with a different kernel.

i have a pentium d so i figure ill install an smp enabled kernel. after booting to the first disc it doesnt really point out what one has the support in it. i can see the generic, headers, and modules for the smp version in /extras but there is no entry in the kernel selection menu when you boot to the first disc for this.

anyone know where to start or should i just recompile the one i have running now (default huge26)?
Your best bet would be to compile your own kernel. 2.6.18 can be found in /testing on any Slack mirror.
 
Old 11-24-2006, 08:58 AM   #4
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There should be no need to compile your own kernel IMHO.

I found the easiest way through this was to actually to do the installation with the 2.4 kernel and then, after booting into the new system install the

kernel package
modules package
headers package

from the smp directory in extras

Then follow these instructions to get things set up properly especially if you need to compile NVIDIA drivers.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...62#post2451662

Last edited by arubin; 11-24-2006 at 09:03 AM.
 
  


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