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SubjectRe: 2.2.19 boot failure
On Mon, 27 Aug 2001, Jens Hoefkens wrote:

>
> Hi Folks.
>
> I have a M54Pe-12M dual Pentium board with 2xP100. The machine boots
> fine with a single CPU kernel (dmesg output [1] and kernel config [2]
> below), but fails to boot with SMP kernels (config below [3]).
>
> All I get is the message "Uncompressing Linux... OK, booting the
> kernel" and then the system hangs (the keyboard is completely dead, no
> numlock, caps lock, or Ctrl-Alt-Del). And to be sure, I have run LILO
> after installing the new kernel.
>
> Since this is a toy project and not a production machine, I can run
> any kind of tests with it...
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Jens
[SNIPPED...]

There may be a configuration problem. Make sure that you do:

make oldconfig
make dep
make clean
make bzImage
make modules
make modules_install

... after you set the SMP variable. A mixture of SMP and non-SMP
code can cause hangs.


Cheers,
Dick Johnson

Penguin : Linux version 2.4.1 on an i686 machine (799.53 BogoMips).

I was going to compile a list of innovations that could be
attributed to Microsoft. Once I realized that Ctrl-Alt-Del
was handled in the BIOS, I found that there aren't any.


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