Re: problem booting SMP kernel !

From: Arjan van de Ven
Date: Mon Nov 08 2004 - 07:22:12 EST

On Mon, 2004-11-08 at 14:20 +0800, Rajendra wrote:
> Hi ,
> I have been trying to boot an SMP kernel (2.4.20 redhat) on my laptop

RH has no 2.4.20 in production anymore; sounds like you're using an

> (Dell Inspiron 5160) without any success.
> It has hyper-threaded processor (Pentium IV 3.0 GHz - HT). 2.6.5 kernel is
> booting fine and is able to detect the
> Hyperthreading and initilize it and I can see two processors in my
> /proc/cpuinfo with 2.6.5 booted up.

sounds like you should use the 2.6 kernel; it could well be an ACPI
related issue (eg lack of acpi :)

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