Steps to change to multi processer kernal

  • I have a dual processor:
    Processors 2
    Model Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
    CPU Speed 2.99 GHz

    I setup Pfsense with the uni kernal and would like to know th steps to take to use the multi proccess kernal. With out having to start from scratch.



  • Well, uni or multiple kernel mode is a initial installation question when you boot the first time (from CD).

    I only saw the question at that very moment.

    The good news is that you could save your config to a external medium, and redo the initial install.
    Make the good kernel choice,
    Set up the LAN,
    Load the config ,
    …and you're up.

    Just setting a simple switch and reboot isn't a choice, I think.

  • You can get the mp kernel from the install cd and copy it over- download it onto the box, use a usb key, mount the cd etc. Then just backup the old kernel and rename it to kernel.gz. Then reboot the box.

  • Thank Gertjan and dotdash!

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