Newbie--new install on Core 2 Duo?

Abdullah Ibn Hamad Al-Marri almarrie at
Tue Feb 13 07:48:19 UTC 2007

On 2/12/07, Dr. Jennifer Nussbaum <bg271828 at> 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.
> Jen

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.


-Abdullah Ibn Hamad Al-Marri
Arab Portal

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