Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 188417
During install - i686 kernel picked for i586 system
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:30 EST
Description of problem:
When attempting to install Fedora Core 5 on my Toshiba Libretto L5 through
PXE-NetBoot, the installation process proceeds fine, until the actual
The message dialog on the install screen:
There was an error running your transaction, for the following reason(s):
package for incorrect arch.
The message on the error-log:
error running transaction: package <packagename> is intended for a i686 architecture
The following packages are indicated for <packagename>:
I'm attempting an install of:
bordeaux-DVD-i386/FC-5-i386-DVD.iso (loop-device mounted on an NFS share.)
My Toshiba Libretto L5 has the following specs:
- Transmeta Crusoe Chip, 800 Mhz (i586 compatible)
- 256 Mb memory
- 20 Gb Ide HD
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 5
Steps to Reproduce:
1. generic install a i586 computer with the DVD FC5 iso.
Installation is aborted with the message provided in the description. Upon
pressing "OK" the machine reboots.
A fully installed i586 machine with Fedora Core 5.
I have exactly the opposite problem: I've done six or so installs so far and
every one of them has installed the i586 kernel when the i686 (or SMP i686)
kernel should have been installed instead. Fortunately in my case the machine
actually boots and I can install the proper kernel.
I'm able to recompile anaconda and rebuild the boot media in order to test any
patches or extract any additional debug info.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 186378 ***