RE: 32bit OS on 64Bit Hardware...
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That did it! The .i686 kernel instead of the athlon version fixed it :) whooo hoo... Thanks again for your help! It is much appreciated! As I had an idea it was PAE related (in my google research) how would one be able to tell if the running kernel supports PAE? Also how did you know I was running the athlon kernel not the i686... I am guessing the timestamp? Working: Linux cltrsklccs01 2.4.21-40.ELsmp #1 SMP Thu Feb 2 22:22:39 EST 2006 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux Non-working: Linux cltrsklccs01 2.4.21-40.ELsmp #1 SMP Thu Feb 2 22:14:12 EST 2006 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux Rpm -q -i didn't even show the version... [root@cltrsklccs01 root]# rpm -q -i kernel-smp-2.4.21-40.EL Name : kernel-smp Relocations: (not relocatable) Version : 2.4.21 Vendor: Red Hat, Inc. Release : 40.EL Build Date: Thu 02 Feb 2006 10:39:14 PM EST Install Date: Thu 01 Jun 2006 08:09:43 AM EDT Build Host: hs20-bc1-7.build.redhat.com Group : System Environment/Kernel Source RPM: kernel-2.4.21-40.EL.src.rpm Size : 19616544 License: GPLv2 Signature : DSA/SHA1, Fri 03 Mar 2006 01:59:42 PM EST, Key ID 219180cddb42a60e Packager : Red Hat, Inc. <http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla> Summary : The Linux kernel compiled for SMP machines. Description : This package includes an SMP version of the Linux kernel. It is required only on machines with two or more CPUs, although it should work on single-CPU boxes. -Ryan -----Original Message----- From: Arjan van de Ven [mailto:arjan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2006 7:07 AM To: Frank, Ryan W Cc: amd64-list@xxxxxxxxxx Subject: RE: 32bit OS on 64Bit Hardware... On Thu, 2006-06-01 at 06:58 -0400, Frank, Ryan W wrote: > > Linux cltrsklccs01 2.4.21-40.ELsmp #1 SMP Thu Feb 2 22:14:12 EST 2006 > i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux ah ha! in RHEL3, the "athlon" smp kernel is not PAE enabled, only the "i686" smp kernel is.... and you're using the athlon kernel afaics. so what you'd need to do is rpm -e of your existing kernel-smp, and grab the i686 variant instead of the athlon one and install that... (so this one extra line has been very useful in diagnosing this :) -- amd64-list@xxxxxxxxxx https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/amd64-list
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