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Bug#629492: cdrom: Installing on dual-processor PowerPC system (ex. QuickSilver PowerMac G4) installs non-SMP kernel

reassign 629492 installation-reports

On Tue, Jun 07, 2011 at 12:58:43AM -0500, Andrew Peng wrote:
>Package: cdrom
>Severity: important
>Tags: d-i
>Installing a fresh base system on a dual processor PowerPC system,
>such as in my case a QuickSilver PowerMac G4 with dual 800MHz CPU's
>will fail SMP detection and instead install a non-SMP kernel by
>Installing the SMP kernel metapackage after the system install is
>done detects the dual-processor configuration normally.
>Here is the system immediately after installation:
>pengc99@baccus:~$ uname -r
>Now install the SMP kernel:
>root@baccus:~# apt-get install linux-image-powerpc-smp
>root@baccus:~# apt-get install linux-image-powerpc-smp
><!-- lots of installing stuff here --!>
>Now reboot and check kernel:
>root@baccus:~# uname -r

Hi Andrew,

Reassigning for the d-i team to take a look.

Steve McIntyre, Cambridge, UK.                                steve@einval.com
"Because heaters aren't purple!" -- Catherine Pitt

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