LinuxQuestions.org
View the Most Wanted LQ Wiki articles.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions
User Name
Password
Linux - Distributions This forum is for Distribution specific questions.
Red Hat, Slackware, Debian, Novell, LFS, Mandriva, Ubuntu, Fedora - the list goes on and on... Note: An (*) indicates there is no official participation from that distribution here at LQ.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 07-24-2003, 01:20 PM   #1
afshin
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Distribution: SuSE 8.2
Posts: 26

Rep: Reputation: 15
Arrow SuSE 8.2 for i386???


Hello,

I've been using SuSE since version 7.3 as my primary desktop distro and am very pleased and comfortable with it. As you know, ever since 8.1, the SuSE disto has been compiled for i586. I was wondering if there's any way to obtain (or compile my own) 8.2 distro for i386 so that I can intsall it on my nifty new VIA EPIA based Hush PC .

Thanks for your help.

-Afshin
 
Old 07-25-2003, 10:24 PM   #2
jailbait
Guru
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Blue Ridge Mountain
Distribution: Debian Wheezy, Debian Jessie
Posts: 7,593

Rep: Reputation: 188Reputation: 188
The ad says that the Hush Pc is optionally shipped with Windows XP. Doesn't XP require i586?
 
Old 07-26-2003, 03:01 AM   #3
afshin
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Distribution: SuSE 8.2
Posts: 26

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I'm not sure about XP, but running the install from the Suse 8.2 CD would fail with some message complaining about unsupported CPU type.

I was able to install Redhat 9 on it successfully, but would much rather switch it to suse.

Last edited by afshin; 07-26-2003 at 03:02 AM.
 
Old 07-26-2003, 11:59 AM   #4
jailbait
Guru
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: Blue Ridge Mountain
Distribution: Debian Wheezy, Debian Jessie
Posts: 7,593

Rep: Reputation: 188Reputation: 188
I think that this is the problem:

SuSE ships with several pre compiled kernels. The install program looks at the CPU id and decides that none of its kernels will work. In fact the SuSE kernel compiled for Intel will probably work OK. Is it possible in the SuSE 8.2 install to hand select which kernel to use? I know that I could do that on some of the older SuSE versions.
 
Old 07-27-2003, 04:02 AM   #5
slakmagik
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2003
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 4,113

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
It's a 1 GHz 686-class processor but it's made by VIA, and not AMD or Intel or anyone, it seems to me. Ain't no 1 GHz 386 processors. It's probably just that it's a completely non-standard cpu. I'm sure Windows and VIA made sure it would work with XP, but that's probably it. - Well, and re-reading more carefully, Red Hat. Must be some funky kernel settings or drivers in Red Hat that you need to compile for Suse or something.

Last edited by slakmagik; 07-27-2003 at 04:03 AM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Suse 9.3 i386 and ATI issue smokinJO Linux - Distributions 1 11-23-2005 08:53 PM
Install SuSE 9.2 i386 on x86_64 PC? hkctr Suse/Novell 17 01-10-2005 02:12 AM
NVIDIA / x86_64 or i386 / SuSE 9.1 SOLUTION maitre Linux - Hardware 0 06-06-2004 04:10 AM
New SuSE 8.0 installation on i386 hangs during boot michapma Linux - Distributions 3 10-24-2003 09:06 PM
Cant find Suse 8.1 i386 nvidia drivers MadKatMk2 Linux - Newbie 3 04-02-2003 03:14 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:36 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration