[CentOS] 486 custom kernel

Jerry Geis geisj at pagestation.com
Tue Dec 8 19:02:28 UTC 2009


Hi all,

Is it possible to take the 686 CentOS 5, install that in virtual machine,
install a custom kernel that is the 486 flavor, take that image and
put it on a 8G CF card  - insert that into a small form factor 486 class
machine and have that work?

I am hoping the extra instructions in a 686 (MMX, SEE etc) are not used 
by any libraries
that I would be using (just standard stuff) and the new 486 compiled 
kernel would not be
using those instructions either.

Can this possible work? I am hoping to not use debian i386 basically.

Thanks,

Jerry


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