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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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- 07-20-2004 #1
- Join Date
- Jul 2004
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-
Selecting dos loads my XP. I have just been using the smp linux one, what do the others do? Which should i be using?
- 07-20-2004 #2
- Join Date
- Jul 2003
- Farnborough, UK
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.Lansbury's Lido
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- 07-20-2004 #3
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.
Use Suse 10.1 and occasionally play with Kubuntu
Also have Windows 98SE and BeOS
- 07-20-2004 #4