[CentOS] 486 custom kernel

Marko Vojinovic vvmarko at gmail.com
Tue Dec 8 22:32:35 UTC 2009


On Tuesday 08 December 2009 19:54:03 Jerry Geis wrote:
> > It may be one way to do it, but that is not how xen or kvm are
> > ordinarily set up under CentOS -- qemu has (had) the hooks to
> > simulate the missing opcodes of some arch's, but at a
> > performance penalty
> 
> if there is a way to "simulate" missing opcodes in the kernel - that would
> be great also. I dont care if there is a performace hit.
> 
> I am looking for a way to run the 686 centos on a 486 machine.
> I was hoping I could just recompile the kernel as 486 and any libraries
> would not be using MMX/SSE etc...

I am no expert on this, but have a feeling that you would basically need to 
recompile every package that does not have an .i386 rpm.

And if you are about to recompile things, why not use gentoo or something like 
that?

Best, :-)
Marko



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