View Full Version : Fedora Core 1 SMP upgrade

24th November 2006, 04:58 AM
Apologies if this is posted somewhere else, but I couldn't find it...
I'm currently in the process of upgrading a web server that has been up functioning impressively for nearly two years on Fedora Core 1. I added in a HT Prescott P4 (from another upgrade) & memory this morning, upgrading from a Celeron. I spent quite a bit of time poking around the web looking for a method to upgrade to the SMP kernel. Unfortunately I couldn't find anything that looked to be a good/simple approach.

Yes, I know you GuiRus are likely going: :p
Anyway, I guess I stumbled a method.
I started by attemping to build the SMP kernel.
rpm installed the kernel-source, which was probably not needed.
Stumbled around some more... found the rpm needed by an RPM search.
I downloaded the matching kernel-smp rpm & installed that.
Finding similar posts using yum, I did a:
yum update kernel-smp
Which it found to be current, likely from the RPM install.
Then did a:
yum install kernel-smp

Sure nuff, it had updated grub.conf too.
It all worked except on first boot it was trying to read my hda copy on hdb i had made with dd_rescue. Once hdb was discon, it worked fine.

Any ideas why hdb would have an effect?? That really puzzled me. :confused:
Almost like it was treating hdb like a mirror.

20th December 2006, 10:22 PM
It was seeing the other "/" root label was the cause. The physical device didn't matter.