On Tuesday 20 May 2008, Tomasz Jacykiewicz wrote: > I'm having a problem installing stable 4.0r3 on my old Cx6x86L (Cyrix - > Pentium One equivalent). It hangs just after "Ok, booting the kernel". > > This PC had Debian installed before successfully and it was used > for many years. Since then no hardware was changed, so I am suspecting > that kernel on the installation CD doesn't like this old i586. > > Where can I download an installation CD to work with that CPU? > I want to install it from it, and then upgrade to the newest > distribution compiling 2.6 kernel myself (with CONFIG_M586). First, please see if the erratum "i386: booting the installer may fail on some older systems" on  helps you. If not, there is not much advice we can give, except to try some general kernel options such as: - noapic - noapic nolapic - noacpi - fb=false Or combinations of those. Cheers, FJP  http://www.debian.org/releases/etch/debian-installer/
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