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    the_squircle NNTP User

    Exclamation Problems installing SMP kernel!

    Hi everybody,

    I'm trying to install openSUSE 11.1 on some Dell PowerEdge blades with dual Xeon processors, but I'm running into some trouble running them (getting them to start up/shut down etc.). What I'm wondering is if there is a way to get the SMP kernel to install off the disc instead of just installing the -default kernel. This should (hopefully) solve the problems, but I don't know how. If anybody could offer any help at all, it would be greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: Problems installing SMP kernel!

    32-bit or 64-bit?

    I don't think there is a special SMP kernel anymore in 11.1, at least I can't find a SMP kenel package with zypper. IIRC the default kernel can figure out whether it needs to be monoprocessor or SMP automatically.

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    goldie NNTP User

    Default Re: Problems installing SMP kernel!

    what OS were those blades born with?

    are you installing from a DVD downloaded from
    http://software.opensuse.org/

    did you do a good md5sum check of the iso prior to burning the disk?
    and then check the disk itself with the opening menu's Firmware Test,
    http://en.opensuse.org/INSTALL_Local#Installation

    DANG, i thought it said Media Check (not firmware test?)

    hmmmm...come to think of it, i think the 'default' kernel is a SMP
    kernel..

    are you installing a 64 bit, or 32 on a 64 machine?? if the latter you
    probably to install the pae kernel...but, i think if you have a PILE
    of RAM it will see that automatically load you up..

    hmmmm, what do you mean you have trouble "getting them to start
    up/shut down etc"?? have you installed and THEN they won't start
    up/stop or are you still trying to install?????

    try this: at the first screen (AFTER you have confirmed you install
    DVD (not CD) is absolutely 100% perfect) type (just start typing and
    it will automatically fall into the Boot options line)

    acpi=off

    and see if that solves all your probs..

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    goldie NNTP User

    Default Re: Problems installing SMP kernel!

    what OS were those blades born with?

    are you installing from a DVD downloaded from
    http://software.opensuse.org/

    did you do a good md5sum check of the iso prior to burning the disk?
    and then check the disk itself with the opening menu's Firmware Test,
    http://en.opensuse.org/INSTALL_Local#Installation

    DANG, i thought it said Media Check (not firmware test?)

    hmmmm...come to think of it, i think the 'default' kernel is a SMP
    kernel..

    are you installing a 64 bit, or 32 on a 64 machine?? if the latter you
    probably to install the pae kernel...but, i think if you have a PILE
    of RAM it will see that automatically load you up..

    hmmmm, what do you mean you have trouble "getting them to start
    up/shut down etc"?? have you installed and THEN they won't start
    up/stop or are you still trying to install?????

    try this: at the first screen (AFTER you have confirmed you install
    DVD (not CD) is absolutely 100% perfect) type (just start typing and
    it will automatically fall into the Boot options line)

    acpi=off

    and see if that solves all your probs..

    --
    goldie
    CAVEAT: The author of this posting does not warrant the accuracy,
    completeness, legality, or usefulness of its content and is not
    responsible for consequences resulting from its use.

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    Default Re: Problems installing SMP kernel!

    Quote Originally Posted by goldie View Post
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    I should use that for my signature! Sorry, couldn't resist!
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