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Re: Couple Questions Before I install for first time.



On Thu, 2004-07-29 at 13:15, Jason G Skala wrote:
> This weekend I am getting ready to switch my server over to Debian
> Woody from Red Hat 9.0. And have a few questions before I go and do
> this about SMP Kernels.
> 
> I have a Intell LX440GX+ Motherboard with Dual PIII 500's running
> software raid currently, I have found some great articles on getting
> the Software Raid portion to work with debian so I think I am ok on
> that. My real concern is getting the SMP Kernel working with it, and I
> have yet to really find any good examples or docs on this. I am not
> new to linux but new to debian, I am used to Red Hat were I have a GUI
> install and select SMP kernel and that is it. Now is there an easy way
> to get a SMP kernel for debian or should I just plan on creating my
> own from source?
> 
> The motherboard has a built in Adaptec aic7896/97 Ultra2 SCSI adapter,
> is this supported by default without any trouble?
> 
> 
> Also I have an intel Nic card 82559 that uses the e100 module/driver
> and have read that this can be trouble some to get to working any info
> that some one can provide to me on that as well.
> 
> Thanks for any help anyone can offer

I don't know whether the install provides an option for selecting an
smp-enabled kernel, but if it doesn't, you should be able to install one
pretty easily.

After the install, you can list the set of kernels available with:
  apt-cache search "kernel-image.*smp"

If there is one you like, just:
  apt-get install kernel-image-xxxyyyzzz

The smp-enabled kernels have "-smp" on the end of their names.

I presume you'll be wanting a 2.4 kernel (because you're installing
Woody). For my Sarge (testing) install, I get:

$ apt-cache search "kernel-image-2.4.*smp"

kernel-image-2.4.18-1-686-smp - Linux kernel image 2.4.18 on
PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/PIV SMP.
kernel-image-2.4-686-smp - Linux kernel image for version 2.4 on
PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/PIV SMP.
kernel-image-2.4-k7-smp - Linux kernel image for version 2.4 on AMD K7
SMP.
kernel-image-2.4.25-1-686-smp - Linux kernel image for version 2.4.25 on
PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/PIV SMP.
kernel-image-2.4.25-1-k7-smp - Linux kernel image for version 2.4.25 on
AMD K7 SMP.
kernel-image-2.4.26-1-686-smp - Linux kernel image for version 2.4.26 on
PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/PIV SMP.
kernel-image-2.4.26-1-k7-smp - Linux kernel image for version 2.4.26 on
AMD K7 SMP.

Regards,

Simon



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