Hi - I'm trying to install Linux (RH, Mandrake) on a DEC Celebris
dual Pentium 133. Everything works fine during the install, and
when rebooting with a uniprocessor kernel things look OK,
albeit slow. When I try to boot the SMP kernel things get much
worse: Booting takes in the order of tens of minutes, X is _very_
difficult (in terms of performance), and running top -d 10 consumes
about 10 percent CPU - this is worse than one of my old 386's.
I've tried upgrading NT4 to W2k once, and it too churned to a
near stand-still - NT4 is fine, though - thought then it was because
of a need for a fresh install (besides, it didn't have a driver for my
3com NIC). Does anyone have a clue about this particular machine
and SMP and Linux? I'd be happy for a reply by mail as I'm not
online on news all the time...
THANX! -r :-)
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