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DL380, dual CPU and Linux

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DL380, dual CPU and Linux


I have aquired an old DL380 with two 933 P3 processors. I have installed Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 Server and only one processor is detected. I have also tried Knoppix 5.0.1 LiveCD with the same results.

The boot message contains the following lines:

[ 75.878281] CPU0: Intel Pentium III (Coppermine) stepping 06
[ 75.878294] SMP motherboard not detected.
[ 75.878300] Local APIC not detected. Using dummy APIC emulation.
[ 75.878414] Brought up 1 CPUs

Does this mean that I can't run Linux using both CPU's on this machine, or is there some sort of driver/upgrade that will take care of it?
David Claypool
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Re: DL380, dual CPU and Linux

Earlier systems have to be configured properly in RBSU to run Windows or Linux. Which is yours set at?
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL380, dual CPU and Linux

Thanks, that was the problem.

When I first set it up, there wasn't an option for Linux on the first menu, so I selected minimum settings. Having a second look just now, I picked UnixWare and the Linux option was in the sub-menu.