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SubjectRe: 2.4.12 on Pentium?
On Thu, 14 Feb 2002, Mark Staudinger wrote:

> Is there any known problem with running kernel 2.4.12 on a P54/P55 CPU? I'm
> unable to get a 2.4.12 kernel to boot on a pentium class machine, regardless
> of what I choose for the "Processor Family" support in the config.
> A similar (if not identical) config of kernel 2.4.5 works just fine, even if
> compiled for 686/Celeron processor family.
> The machine reboots during the "loading kernel...." phase and before the
> "Uncompressing kernel" boot message.

I don't believe there's a problem here, I've run 2.4.5, 2.4.10, 2.4.13,
and 2.4.17 on both P5 and P5C (yes/no MMX) without problems. Sounds more
like a boot loader problem, does your LILO need 'linear' or something?

bill davidsen <>
CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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