Newbie--new install on Core 2 Duo?

Thomas Sparrevohn Thomas.Sparrevohn at
Wed Feb 14 22:00:02 UTC 2007

Yes GENERIC is SMP - Just installed a QX6700 worked ok from a SMP

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-questions at
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at] On Behalf Of Andreas Rudisch
Sent: 14 February 2007 08:55
To: Abdullah Ibn Hamad Al-Marri; Brian
Cc: User Questions; Dr. Jennifer Nussbaum
Subject: Re: Newbie--new install on Core 2 Duo?

On Wed, 14 Feb 2007 07:44:57 +0100, Abdullah Ibn Hamad Al-Marri  
<almarrie at> wrote:

> Why shall you do the double job by installing the FreeBSD, then
> reinstall it after adding SMP option to kernel? Couldn't we get
> FreeBSD to install the right kernel based on the number of  the cpu(s)
> in the system?

I recently installed FreeBSD 6.2 from scratch and the installer
automagically installed the SMP-kernel. So this feature is already

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