[CentOS] CentOS 2.1 on i586

Sun Oct 15 23:38:42 UTC 2006
John Newbigin <jnewbigin at ict.swin.edu.au>

Although i386 kernel & glibc are provided, you can not install onto 
anything less than i686.  You will have to attach the disk to something 
newer to do the install, downgrade the kernel, libc & openssl and then 
you should be able to stick the disk back into the 586.

Be aware that there may be some i686 instructions in the i386 packages. 
  This is due to packaging and compiler bugs but they are treated as 
WONTFIX by RH because their minimum supported arch is i686.  You should 
be OK, just don't bet the house on it.


Aleksandar Milivojevic wrote:
> I've just attempted to reinstall my ancient laptop that has Pentium MMX 
> processor.  Since it is ancient, I've decided to go with CentOS 2.1. Got 
> stuck, installer claims I need at least i686.  Hmmm...  I know that 3.8 
> and 4.4 work without a glitch on i586, so this came as surprise.  I even 
> thing original RHEL2.1 might had support for i586 too (but I might be 
> wrong).
> Anyhow, what happened with i586 in CentOS 2.1?
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John Newbigin
Computer Systems Officer
Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies
Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne, Australia