Subject: Re: Kernel messages from an (unsuccessful) Compaq Proliant DL380
To: Jeff Rizzo <>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <>
List: tech-smp
Date: 08/02/2001 21:15:55
> It certainly appears to be quirky.  The BIOS does in fact see the
> second processor, but there aren't any option that I can see to "enable"
> it.

Look for ACPI and "Plug and Play" related BIOS options, and try
various settings.

One Compaq ProLiant BIOS I've played with has a setting for "operating
system"; it may be the case that the BIOS sets up either ACPI or MP
Spec tables based on this value.  IIRC (it's been a while since I made
this work) I got reasonable results from telling the BIOS it was about
to boot NT 4 .. 

						- Bill