question about linux

Anthony Frazier afrazier at neo.rr.com
Tue Oct 23 19:10:38 PDT 2001


In article <20011023114100.6753.qmail at web14601.mail.yahoo.com>, 
sach7ue at yahoo.com says...

> linux distributions like redhat, mandrake etc. on it
> or do i need a specialised kernel for a dual

I believe (if memory serves), that most distributions have kernels compiled 
with SMP support.  You just have to watch for that option when installing any 
given distro.

> processor. Can i do this using LFS?

Yes, you can -- you just need to make sure that the kernel is configured for 
SMP.

If you decide to go the LFS route, you should try to start with a distribution 
that has SMP in place.  That way you can take advantage of your other 
processor(s) when compiling LFS.  You just have to use "make -j <n>" (<n> 
being the number of processors) in place of "make".

Pax,

Anthony
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