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Old 04-12-03, 01:53 AM   #1
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Default SMP and Bigmem not working

Just installed Redhat 8.0 and was disappointed when SMP and Bigmem both failed to load. They both worked fine in redhat 7.1 . When I press enter on SMP or bigmem, they freeze on the line

IAL_PCI_SNP enabled

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System Configuration:
Processor : Intel(R) Pentium (R) 4 1.6 Ghz
Motherboard: Mercury i845 nfsx
Memory : 1 Gb PC 133 SDRAM
Graphics : GeForce 2 MX 200 64 Mb
Sound : Sound Blaster live! 5.1
Monitor : Samsung Syncmaster 573 S
CD Rom : Samsung 52 X
modem : conexant 56K PCI
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Old 04-12-03, 02:29 AM   #2
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Why are you using SMP on a non SMP board/system? Also, why are you using the bigmem kernel? Your spec listed 1GB of memory. IIRC, the default RedHat kernel supports high memory (up to 4GB). I think the bigmem kernel is for PAE mode (36bit) to address up to 64GB. On a single processor system with less than 4GB RAM, there should be no need to use either of these kernels.
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Old 04-22-03, 08:50 AM   #3
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I think I heard that the largememory stuff on Linux didnt perform well when there was not actually large memory!?
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