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Re: How to get the right source



On Thursday 27 July 2006 10:43, Bill Ranck wrote:
> Hello folks,
>    I am new to the 64 bit stuff and I need to rebuild my kernel for
> multiple processors.  I know I should apt-get the source packages, but
> which packages and from where?  My /etc/apt/sources.list has the
> following:
> deb http://debian.csail.mit.edu/debian-amd64/debian sarge main contrib
> deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
>
>    I have installed am running this on a Dell 2650 with Intel
> processors.  Here is the uname -a line:
> Linux ripberger 2.6.12-1-amd64-generic #1 Fri Jul 22 18:12:08 CEST 2005
> x86_64 GNU/Linux
>
>    I assume that I just need to download the kernel sources, do the
> "make menuconfig" thing and make the new kernel from there.  Any other
> cautions or suggestions?

You can install a Debian kernel with smp support use "apt-cache search 
kernel-image smp" without the quotes to see the available images for install 
you would want one of the ones with em64t in the name.

Stephen

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