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SubjectRe: NexGen Nx586: documentation error?
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From what I remember, the Nx586 may have been as fast as a pentium however
it only had a 386 instruction set. Basically a super 386.

----- Original Message -----
From: Ian Soboroff <ian@cs.umbc.edu>
To: <linux-kernel@vger.rutgers.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 1999 10:32 AM
Subject: NexGen Nx586: documentation error?

>
> In Documentation/Configure.help, the help for Proceesor family
> recommends selecting '486' for a NexGen Nx586. I have one of these
> beasts, and choosing this fails to boot because the Nx586 apparently
> does not honor the WP bit. I could only manage to boot a kernel
> compiled for 386 and including FP emulation.
>
> Is there a BIOS setting I need to frob, or is a documentation error?
> If someone else with a NexGen Nx586 could chime in, I'll put together
> the patch if it's indeed the help that's wrong.
>
> ian
>
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