RedHat 9 support Dual Proc

Posted on 2005-04-04
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simply, does RH 9 support dual intel Xeon 3.2 Ghz procs?  I know Fedora 3 does so that is my backup.
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>  RH 9 support dual intel Xeon 3.2 Ghz procs?
Yes, you need to install kernel-smp or kernel-bigmem and boot up as one of those kernels.

rpm -ivh http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/9/updates/i386/kernel-smp-2.4.20-42.9.legacy.i686.rpm
rpm -ivh http://download.fedoralegacy.org/redhat/9/updates/i386/kernel-bigmem-2.4.20-42.9.legacy.i686.rpm

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bigmem kernel has smp built-in and is for the machine with more than 4GB memory.
Edit "default=0" in /etc/grub.conf after your install the kernel. So it will boot up from the new kernel by default.

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As an aside, do not run bigmem unless you are using more than 4GB of memory.  The bigmem kernel has additional overhead in order to address more than 4GB of memory.

This question is quite well answered by wesly and should be closed.

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