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Bug 72172 - Anaconda will install an i686 kernel on an athlon system
Anaconda will install an i686 kernel on an athlon system
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Brock Organ
: 68509 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: 67217
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Reported: 2002-08-21 13:22 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:45 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2002-08-29 01:46:43 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2002-08-21 13:22:48 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.5 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020809

Description of problem:
Hardware: Tyan S2460, 2xAMD Athlon MP 1.6 GHz, 512 MB RECC RAM.
Anaconda (text mode, install from ISO's on HD) will install an i686 kernel on
this machine.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install null.

Actual Results:  [ghouls@WKS ghouls]$ rpm -q kernel-smp --qf '%{ARCH}\n'

This shows that the i686 kernel is installed. Just to make sure, I did this:

[ghouls@WKS ghouls]$ rpm -qp /iso/1/RedHat/RPMS/kernel-smp-2.4.18-11.athlon.rpm
--qf '%{ARCH}\n' --nosignature

So the kernel-smp rpm for the athlon returns a good arch.

Expected Results:  The athlon kernel should be installed.

Additional info:

Of course this applies to both kernel and kernel-smp packages.

Marking this bug as low priority as the kernel(-smp) rpms for the athlon arch
can be installed in seconds.

Keep up the good work!
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-08-29 01:46:37 EDT
Should be fixed with newer librpm404
Comment 2 Mike McLean 2002-08-29 15:14:12 EDT
I'm not seeing this with current trees on the athlon here.
(also weren't there some athlon chipsets that were so broken that the installer
chooses the i686 kernel for them?)

(please reopen if you see this problem with the next release)
Comment 3 Mike McLean 2002-08-29 15:42:12 EDT
*** Bug 68509 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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