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Installing the grub loader got rid of the kernel panic for some reason?? Anyhow, when grub loads i get the following options Red hat linux (2.4.20-8smp) Red hat linux (2.4.20-8bigmem) ...
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    success!! finally :P Just a few more questions.


    Installing the grub loader got rid of the kernel panic for some reason??

    Anyhow, when grub loads i get the following options

    Red hat linux (2.4.20-8smp)
    Red hat linux (2.4.20-8bigmem)
    Red hat linux (2.4.20-8Boot)
    Red hat linux-up (2.4.20-
    DOS

    Selecting dos loads my XP. I have just been using the smp linux one, what do the others do? Which should i be using?

    Thanks

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    Methinks smp if for multiple processors, bigmem for accessing huge RAM if you have it. Dunno about boot. But IMO you should just use the 2-4-20-8 kernel choice.
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    as Chris says, use the simple 2.40.20 kernel.

    The other options are for other kernels (the core part of Linux) which have been compiled to make use of muliple processors (if you have them) - smp; lots of RAM - bigmem; and , I believe, a cut down simple boot - boot.

    Most people happily run on a single kernel, so you probably don't want the other options.

    If you fancy "playing" around with kernels, there are plenty of howtos on the web.

    have fun

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    The smp and bigmem are now parts of the 2.6 kernel i believe, if you want all of it, you could look into updating.
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