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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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    > Ian Soboroff ian@cs.umbc.edu
    > University of MD Baltimore County http://www.cs.umbc.edu/~ian
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