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Old 05-29-2003, 03:09 AM   #1
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How can i portage Linux from computer with Celeron proc to computer with Pentium 166?

I had installed RedHut Linux 7.2 on computer with processor Celeron(precompiled kernel for 686 type was select). And now I need to portage it to computer with processor Pentium 166. At linux boot time my computer reset. How can I add new kernel for 386 processor type?
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I don't understand. Perhaps you could describe exactly what you are attempting to do and what you have done already.
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Is there a reason why you can't do a fresh install on the P166? If the kernel is for the 686 arch, I expect most of your programs were also compiled for this arch. You may run into more difficulties than you expect.

I would suggest install new on the P166 and then transfer what ever config files you need from the old system.

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To PhilD: thanks to answer to my question. I forgot that other packages may be for 686 arch. I'll really reinstall linux on Pentium 166. Thanks a lot!
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you could just try the i386,i486,or i586 kernel for that
distro, and give it a shot. unless you used specific
i686 flags, or redhat did, the software will just be optimized
for a 686, but would still run on older stuff.


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