[CentOS] Re: centos 4 on ebox 2300sx

John R Pierce pierce at hogranch.com
Thu Jun 5 18:35:42 UTC 2008

Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams wrote:
>> no, I think you'll need to build your own kernel RPMs for that one, or 
>> use a different sort of distro entirely.   You'll need a i386 kernel, as 
>> that was the last CPU which had external/optional FP.
> ISTR that you could enable FPU emulation on any arch, and it would be
> ignored if a FPU was present. Has this changed?

right, but standard kernels built for i686 or whatever are likely to 
ASSUME they have hardware FPU as every PentiumPro and newer CPU had this.

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