[CentOS] install on via 800mhz box 4.4

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Sat Sep 30 01:02:34 UTC 2006


On Sat, 2006-09-30 at 07:36 +1200, Jason Weeks wrote:
> Message: 31
> Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2006 08:33:12 -0500
> From: "Jeff Stacey" <Jeff.Stacey at jri.ca>
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] install on via 800mhz box 4.4
> To: <centos at centos.org>
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> On Thu, 2006-28-09 at 17:48 +0000, Jerry Geis wrote:
> > I tried install 4.4 on an old Via 800mhz box. i386 of course.
> > The installer dies pretty quick.
> > I thought the via was i386 compatible?
> > Is there something special to do.
> > 
> > Jerry
> >Install with the i586 kernel. gcc presumes that all i686 class
> >processors do cmov. The Via C3 is a i686 class processor, it doesn't
> >implement the "optional" cmov instruction.
> >Jeff
> 
> I've (and the board manufacturer) tried this with RHEL3 on a 800MHz Via C3
> but it doesn't work apparently because the minimum EL will support is the
> Nehemiah core, which the 800MHz doesn't have, but the 1GHz does (and works
> fine on).

That is correct ... RHEL 3 and 4 do not work ... however CentOS-3 and
CentOS-4 both have an i586 kernel that does work.  Another way the we
add value to our distros.
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