Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 47836
Pentium MMX system - 386 Kernel Installed
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:34:33 EDT
Description of Problem:
On a Pentium 166MMX system, the installed kernel is i386. When compiling
kernels, if I select the Pentium MMX option, the kernel compiles and runs
great as i586. Should the installer install the i586 kernel instead of
the i386? They are both on the CD.
GenuineIntel Pentium(R) 167 MHz xA3 & mxA3
(This is according to Norton System Information.. is there a way to verify
this is how Anaconda is reading it?)
Always since 6.0
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Red Hat Linux However You Please
Got i386 Kernel
Get i586 Kernel.
No, we install the i386 kernel by default. I think the reason for this is that
some non-intel processors report themselves as say, i586, but aren't 100%
compatible with intel i586...things can get ugly. Defaulting to i386 seems to
work for the widest number of people. But, you are free to install the 586 or
686 kernel later if you want.