Newbie--new install on Core 2 Duo?
Dr. Jennifer Nussbaum
bg271828 at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 13 15:02:06 UTC 2007
Abdullah Ibn Hamad Al-Marri <almarrie at gmail.com> wrote: On 2/12/07, Dr. Jennifer Nussbaum wrote:
> Ive never installed FreeBSD by myself, its always been installed for me by someone. But im planning on getting a new laptop soon, thinking of the ThinkPad T60, which now has a Intel Core 2 Due processor.
> What do i need to do to make sure i'm getting the use of both cores? I read through the Handbook on Installation and it doesnt say anything about this.
> Thanks. Any other thoughts welcome! Im a little nervous about this, but the T60 seems to be well supported.
The best approach to learn more about FreeBSD in my opinion is to
install PCBSD 1.3.01 which is based on FreeBSD 6.1 or DesktopBSD
1.6-RC1 which is FreeBSD 6.2 , they will detect your cpus and will
install the right kernel to use both cpus beside complete ready
FreeBSD with KDE desktop in your thinkpad notebook.
Thanks. I do want to say though that i have *used* FreeBSD alot on the desktop before (though im still pretty novice), i just havnent *installed* it--friends
always did it for me. So i'm sure PCBSD or DesktopBSD are good solutions, but i'm trying to do a full install of the real thing, and learn how to do this myself.
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