Download Source Package kernel-image-2.6.8-amd64:
This package contains the Linux kernel image for version 2.6.8 on all Intel P4 and Xeon systems with EM64T extension, the corresponding System.map file, and the modules built by the packager. It also contains scripts that try to ensure that the system is not left in a unbootable state after an update.
If you have a multi-processor, Intel based 64bit system, or want to use the virtual second processor in a single-CPU 64bit P4 system, you might want to install this kernel.
If you wish to update a bootdisk, or to use a bootloader to make installing and using the image easier, we suggest you install the latest fdutils (for formatting a floppy to be used as boot disk), and LILO, for a powerful bootloader. Of course, both these are optional.
Kernel image packages are generally produced using kernel-package, and it is suggested that you install that package if you wish to create a custom kernel from the sources.
This kernel version has SMP and HT support.