new SMP laptop (Core 2 Duo / 2.20Ghz ) ... kernel panics can't find MP table

Andrew Atrens atrens at
Wed Oct 24 15:39:39 PDT 2007

The title says it all.

I've done my best to scan around memory to find the table signature - _MP_
but I'm beginning to think that the table doesn't exist.

Linux takes the novel approach of booting in UP mode, and then later switching to MP using
info gleaned from ACPI MADT.


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