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Re: 586 kernels.



Once upon a time Wednesday 20 June 2007, Dave Jones wrote:
> A day or so ago, I flipped the switch and killed off the 586 specific
> kernel, by making the 686 kernel bootable on older machines.
> Turns out it isn't that easy however.
> Rpm will refuse to install the 686 kernel a 586, because it checks
> the arch..
>
> sudo rpm -ivh kernel-2.6.21-1.3228.fc8.i686.rpm
> Preparing...                ###########################################
> [100%] package kernel-2.6.21-1.3228.fc8 is intended for a i686 architecture
>
>
> (Oddly, the 586 kernel uname is reporting itself as 686 already,
>  which I don't quite understand..
>  Linux equinox 2.6.21-1.3194.fc7 #1 SMP Wed May 23 22:11:19 EDT 2007 i686
> i686 i386 GNU/Linux)
>
> Anyway.. To 'solve' this, I think I'm going to have to make the 686
> kernel package an 'i386' package.
>
> Does anyone see anything flawed with this approach?
>
> (Modulo problems with yum doing exactarch matches and upgrades being
>  more of a nightmare than usual).
I dont particularly care what the kernel is called  but im looking at buying a 
system from http://www.soekris.com/  to use as wireless access point / 
firewall / router .  its a 586 class cpu so i would really like to have 
fedora working on it.

Dennis

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