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Re: Installation on 586

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 [1] 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.


[1] http://www.debian.org/releases/etch/debian-installer/

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