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Old 02-01-2002, 04:32 AM   #1
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RH7.2 puts i686 kernel on Athlon?


RH7.2 puts i686 kernel on Athlon?
RH7.2 installs apparantly normally on a MSI K7T266 Pro2-RU (VIA Apollo KT266A chipset) with Athlon processor but then
the login message shows kernel installed as '2.4.7-10 on an i686' rather than 'on an athlon' which I imagine it should say if it had installed the athlon-optimized version. 'dmesg | less' shows that the boot process does correctly identify the processor as an athlon.
Does anyone know whether this is:-
a) mistaken/misleading message - the athlon kernel could be installed? - if so, is there any other way of checking?
b) wrong kernel gets installed for some reason?
c) there is a good reason why the i686 kernel is best on some athlons?
I need to update and recompile the kernel, partly in attempt to overcome the VIA SouthBridge and USB problems, but I'm not sure which kernel to go for: i686 or athlon?

Thanks
Mike
 
Old 02-01-2002, 08:28 AM   #2
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