Darryl Hoar wrote: [snip] >> >> After looking at the referenced wiki and my system, I believe I have a >> supermicro >> SuperServer 6012L-6. It has (2) Xeon 512K L2 "Prestonia" processors. >> They are >> Installed in a P4DLR+ motherboard which has 603 pin sockets. > From this, I believe I should install the i386 version of Freebsd. Do I > have to do anything to enable multi-processors in Freebsd ?
Yes - the Prestonia is from before EMT64. Some while back FreeBSD went to having SMP enabled as default in the GENERIC kernel. I haven't looked at the 6.x series as I went to 7.0-Release when it arrived. I did take a quick look at the GENERIC conf file on a 7.1-Release box and it has SMP in there as default. On older hardware you might try both/either 6.x and/or 7.1 releases and try and see if one works better. I'd try 7.1 first as it will have a better long term upgrade path, and fall back to giving 6.x a go if 7.1 gives trouble. Most likely what you'll see is whether or not the disk controllers are properly supported. SCSI and/or IDE can give problems with boot ordering sometimes. If it doesn't hickup on the disk controller(s) everything else will most likely be fine. As old as it is there is a pretty fair chance it will be OK. -Mike _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"