|Will Dyson on Thu, 13 Dec 2001 04:50:12 +0100|
Bradley Molnar wrote:
I'm not totally sure, but, I know that a friend of mine accidently installed the smp kernel on his SuSE 7.1 box. It took him a week to figure out why the thing wouldn't boot. Since this was a 2.4 kernel and presumably 'smarter' than a 2.2 kernel and the 2.4 wouldn't work with an SMP kernel on a single processor system, I would think that this would not work for you either. The problem is, the kernel sort of hangs during startup waiting for the second processor to respond (and since the second processor isn't there, it waits forever).
The help entry for the SMP kernel config option says that an SMP kernel will work on "many but not all" single processor motherboards.
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