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SubjectRe: Anybody got 2.4.0 running on a 386 ?
On Die, 09 Jan 2001 you wrote:
> Robert Kaiser wrote:
> > I can't seem to get the new 2.4.0 kernel running on a 386 CPU.
> > The kernel was built for a 386 Processor, Math emulation has been enabled.
> > I tried three different 386 boards. Execution seems to get as far as
> > pagetable_init() in arch/i386/mm/init.c, then it falls back into the BIOS as
> > if someone had pressed the reset button. The same kernel boots fine on
> > 486 and Pentium Systems.
> >
> > Any ideas/suggestions ?
> is "Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor
> mode... " the last thing you see before the reset?

No, I don't see _any_ messages from the kernel. The last thing I see is
"Uncompressing Linux... Ok, booting the kernel." I have added some
quick and dirty debug code that writes messages directly to the VGA
screen buffer. According to that, execution seems to get as far as the

*pte = mk_pte_phys(__pa(vaddr), PAGE_KERNEL);

Robert Kaiser email:
Am Pfaffenstein 14 phone: (49) 6136 9948-762
D-55270 Klein-Winternheim / Germany fax: (49) 6136 9948-10
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