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SubjectRe: Anybody got 2.4.0 running on a 386 ?
Robert Kaiser wrote:
>
> The one I'm currently using is an old Olivetti 386SX with 5 MB, I also
> tried two more boards, one 386SX, one 386DX, both with 8MB. All showed
> the same behavior.

I tested 2.4.0 on probably the exact same box - an Olivetti M300-05
386sx with 5MB and it came up ok, except that memory detection is off
by a MB. (to be fixed in 2.4.1 or boot with mem= argument in 2.4.0)

What might be important here is your gcc & binutils (as/gas) version,
combined with a miscompile in something like __verify_write that
doesn't get used on anything but 386 (and hence went undetected).

Only thing strange on my box is that the kernel is compiled with
gcc-2.7.2 which is officially unsupported but can be managed if you
know what the gcc bugs are.

Paul.



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