Bug 51320 - Request for adv. feature: select processor during installation
Request for adv. feature: select processor during installation
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-08-09 10:11 EDT by Maciej Żenczykowski
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:35 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-17 17:54:29 EDT
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Description Maciej Żenczykowski 2001-08-09 10:11:58 EDT
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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 2001-08-09 22:36:40 EDT
We are in a feature freeze at the moment.  Deferring to a future release.

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