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Re: [K12OSN] smp problems on 4.2.1



Quoting Dan Young <dan_young parkrose k12 or us>:

> John T. Leonard wrote:
> > Hi All....
> > Just installed 4.2.1 on a compaq dl580 with no problems on the install...on
> the
> > reboot it will only boot the single processor kernel...if I don't intercept
> it
> > and let it try to boot the smp kernel it does the following...
> > 
> > booting the kernel.
> > audit (1112361796.370:0):
> > initialized
> > 
> > at that point it stalls with a blinking cursor and stays there
> > indefinately...does anyone have any ideas on a fix...some background on
> the
> > compaq...it has 4, 2mb 700 xeon processors and 2 gbs of memory...everything
> in
> > the box is 'stock' compaq.....TIA John
> 
> You might try appending "noapic" to the appropriate kernel line in 
> /etc/grub.conf (or do it at boot time.)
> 
> Also, check the BIOS for MP 1.1/1.4
> Apparently, some older Xeons need to be run w/ it set to 1.1, YMMV.
> 
> --
> Dan Young
> Parkrose School District
> 
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Thanks Dan...I appended the smp line and it now boots up with the smp kernel...John

John T. Leonard
Technology Coordinator
MSAD No. 41
Penquis Valley HS/MS
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Milo, Maine 04463
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