Bug 51320 - Request for adv. feature: select processor during installation
Summary: Request for adv. feature: select processor during installation
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Keywords: FutureFeature
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-08-09 14:11 UTC by Maciej Żenczykowski
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:35 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-17 21:54:29 UTC
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Description Maciej Żenczykowski 2001-08-09 14:11:58 UTC
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Description of problem:
The advanced/custom installation should enable you to choose the processor 
instead of forceing autodetection.  So you could install RH on a Pentium 
III [monitor, keyboard, mouse, CD-ROM drive, removable HDD] and later run 
it on a 486 [no monitor, no keyboard, no mouse, no CD, only the removable 
HDD] - currently such an install will succeed, however the kernel and 
programs will be for a P3, obviously this will simply not work on the 486 
[nb. it gives no errors, just freezes (if kernel is for 686 it freezes 
after LILO loads it; if you install a custom kernel compiled for 486 then 
system boots but fails to run init (probably /bin/sh is for 686) and just 
sits there not frozen but not much besides SysRq that you can do 
(obviously init=/bin/sh fails to...)]

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Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-08-10 02:36:40 UTC
We are in a feature freeze at the moment.  Deferring to a future release.

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