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Old 03-18-2011, 08:30 PM   #1
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Debian 6 i586?

I need to know if debian 6 has i586 support so i can install on my k6-2 500mhz machine.

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It sure does. you could install it, if you wanted to, on anything from a 386 up.
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Debian supports 12 computer architectures, including i386 and up. It also runs on cell phones, tablets, toasters, and tea kettles.
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amd64, armel, kfreebsd-i386, kfreebsd-amd64, i386, ia64, mips, mipsel, powerpc, sparc
i586 is a superset of i386.
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Thanks guys, will let you know how it turns out
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The 486 kernel is the correct one for that CPU, the K6 family chips will not be able to boot a 686 kernel because they lack the cmov instruction. It should get installed automatically by the debian installer.

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