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5th April 2006, 12:59 AM
Just a quick question, I have this desktop that I purchased and I upgraded the CPU in there from a 2.1 celeron to a 2.8 Northwood 800FSB HT, and after that I installed the most up to date Fedora Core SMP kernel, however when my system boots up it defaults to the latest non SMP kernel, i have to stop it during the grub menu and select it manually from the menu inorder for it to boot from the SMP kernel.

So how do I make my system default to the SMP kernel ?

Thanks in advance.

5th April 2006, 01:09 AM
In your /boot/grub/grub.conf there should be a line that reads default =0, 0 points to the first entry in grub.conf so where you see title Fedora Core (2.6.16-1.28080_FC5) or whatever it may be that counts as an image to boot from. Linux counts up from 0 so the first image will be 0 the second is 1 and so forth, if the SMP kernel is the 3rd one in the list just change the default=0 to default=2 if its the second make it default=1.

5th April 2006, 01:35 AM
Thanks that worked :)