Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 125092
Anaconda does not test/report unsupported processor
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:45:49 EDT
Description of problem:
I was having what I though might be a GRUB problem (may still be),
and then I read the release notes that says you must have a processor
that supports EM64T. Is this true?
If it is, then Anaconda should test for and report if you are trying
to intall it on an unsupported processor.
Why is Fedora limited to such a miniscule subset of highest end
Q3: Which Intel processors support IntelÂ® EM64T and when will they be
A3: On February 17th, 2004, Intel announced the company will add
IntelÂ® EM64T to its IA-32 processors code named Nocona (future IntelÂ®
Xeonâ¢ processor for dual processing servers and workstations),
Potomac (future Intel Xeon processor MP for multi-processing servers)
and Prescott (future product for uni-processor servers and
workstations). This was an initial technology disclosure. Intel will
provide additional details as the introductions of these various
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install on pentium 3
Hangs at GRUB text screen.
This may in fact be a GRUB issue. GRUB never makes it to the
graphical screen (it hangs after outputing "GRUB" in text mode),
which is before the kernel is loaded. But I don't want to waste time
trying to get this to work on an unsupported processor. Anaconda
should test for and report that the existing processor is not
OK, re-checked download, and I definately got the i386 images. Not
the x86-64 images. So the "release notes" for Fedora Core 2 listed
on the website (http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/release-notes/)
incorrectly state that a EM65T equipped processor is required. (OK,
I know I should have checked the release notes on the discs first,
I will re-address this issue with the GRUB group, now that I know my
processor is supported...
Bill -- not sure why the x86_64 release notes are the ones posted.
Ed/Elliot - did we post the wrong relnotes?
Bill -- sure looks like it; it only lists AMD64 and EM64T, so it is,
in fact, the x86_64 version...
This was fixed around the FC3 timeframe.