[CentOS] CentOS 2.1 on i586

Mon Oct 16 11:39:32 UTC 2006
Johnny Hughes <mailing-lists at hughesjr.com>

On Sun, 2006-10-15 at 16:20 -0500, Kevin K wrote:
> On Oct 15, 2006, at 2:22 PM, 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?
> RHEL 2.1 and later, to my knowledge, do not install on anything older  
> than i686.  When I needed to install RHEL 2.1 on one of these  
> systems, I had to temporarily install on newer hardware, replace the  
> GLIBC, SSL, etc with their 386 equivalents.  Since we weren't using a  
> RH kernel, we just placed ours compiled for 486 onto the disk, backed  
> it up, and was able to run it on older hardware.
> I may have seen postings about CentOS being compiled for older  
> hardware, but I haven't looked it up, or tried it myself, since my  
> own hardware I've run Centos on is newer than that.

Kevin is correct ... as far as RHEL is concern, i686 and above is all
that is supported for all versions (2.1, 3, 4). That is also the case
for CentOS-2.1.

CentOS-3 and CentOS-4 do have i586 support, but that was not added to
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