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SubjectRe: 2.4 broken on 486SX
On Fri, 24 Aug 2001, Ross Vandegrift wrote:

> Hello all,
> I've tried many versions of 2.4 kernels on a 486SX that I have,
> and none of them will boot.
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You need to compile as a '386. Modify ../linux/.config to enable
CONFIG_M386=y under "Processor type and features". Delete all other
lines until "General Setup". Then execute:

make oldconfig

Linux 2.4.1 boots fine on a '386. If that doesn't work, you may
have to back-rev your 'C' compiler.

I'm using egcs-2.91.66 which works okay. Some newer versions may
generate code that can't run on a `386.

Dick Johnson

Penguin : Linux version 2.4.1 on an i686 machine (799.53 BogoMips).

I was going to compile a list of innovations that could be
attributed to Microsoft. Once I realized that Ctrl-Alt-Del
was handled in the BIOS, I found that there aren't any.

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