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Old 02-14-2002, 08:31 AM   #1
sadirmata
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redhat 6.2 on a pentium 4 cpu/i850 chipset


i'm wondering if redhat linux 6.2 can be installed without problems on a pc with pentium 4 cpu and i850 chipset (intel D850MV mainboard)... can 6.2 kernel 2.2.x detect pentium 4 architecture? i tried to install but when i boot it's normal but it says "Kernel 2.2.16 on an i?86" ... so, it can't detect the architecture? the kernel also says "CPU: Intel 00/00 stepping 0a" -- is this just okay?

or should i just instead install a 2.4.x kernel like version 7.x preferably 7.2?
 
Old 02-14-2002, 09:17 AM   #2
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With the speed of a P4 and it's archit., a 2.2.x kernel is going to be a diservice to your system. Installing 6.2 is your choice and if so, at least try and go for a new 2.4 kernel and if possible, install 7.2. The 2.2.x kernels are so slow compared to the 2.4.x
 
Old 02-14-2002, 10:14 PM   #3
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Originally posted by taz.devil
With the speed of a P4 and it's archit., a 2.2.x kernel is going to be a diservice to your system. Installing 6.2 is your choice and if so, at least try and go for a new 2.4 kernel and if possible, install 7.2. The 2.2.x kernels are so slow compared to the 2.4.x
thanks for the valuable info!

i'm just experimenting if 6.2 or 2.2.x kernels will work with pentium 4 architecture. or if i can find some patch for 2.2.x to work with pentium 4. i have some scsi disks installed and configured with 2.2.x kernels and i'm trying if i can just transfer these disks into the new pentium 4 and can apply patches so they can detect pentium 4. i'll be installing 2.4.x kernels (7.2) soon, by the way.

any help of the appropriate patch to 2.2.x so it can recognize the pentium 4 architecture and work well?
 
Old 02-15-2002, 07:22 AM   #4
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hi,

kernels 2.2 and below doesn't have pentium 4 support ,but it doesn't essentially mean that redhat won't install.only thing is that u won't get the pentium 4 output that u desire..


u should get a kernel 2.4 or higher from kernel.org and compile it for pentium 4 support..

i have redhat7.0 with 2.2 kernel which doesn't support pentium 4
so i downloaded and complied kernel2.4 ... that works.........

go thru /proc/cpuinfo for knowing how linux has identified ur processor........

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