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SubjectRe: 2.4 on Cobalt hardware
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On Fre, 19 Jan 2001 you wrote:
> On Fri, 19 Jan 2001, RobertKaiser wrote:
>
> > On Thu Jan 18 16:30:30 2001 steve@navaho.co.uk wrote
> > > Has anyone had any luck getting a 2.4 kernel to run on Cobalt x86
> > > hardware? It doesn't even seem to start (I get nothing on the screen from
> > >t he kernel, it just sits there and does nothing). :(
> >
> > What processor does it use ? (386 or 486 perchance?)
>
> AMD K6 (so 586) - I was trying the i386 version of the kernel on it
> though, if that's going to be a problem, I can try the 586 version...

I was asking because the 2.4.0 kernel has a bug that causes it to fail on
386 and 486 CPUs with the same symptoms as you described. I don't know
much about the K6, so I can't tell whether it will fall into the same trap (I
guess it won't).

Nevertheless, if you want to be sure, try the latest (pre8) patch from

ftp://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/testing/

that particular bug has been fixed in that version.

Good Luck

Rob

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