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Re: Live 5.0.0 i386 is maybe not i386

Gary Lawrence Murphy <garym@teledyn.com> writes:

> I don't know if the mailing list accepts outside submissions; this
> address is listed on the CD page as the primary contact so here goes...
> I just downloaded
> http://debian.yorku.ca/debian-cd/5.0.0-live/i386/iso-cd/ and tried an
> install on a 1998-vintage Compaq Presario 1210; the Live boot fails on
> loading the Linux kernel, citing an invalid instruction error -- if
> I'm not mistaken, invalid instruction could only happen if the kernel
> or some module of the kernel is NOT i386
> yes, it is a pretty esoteric error, but an error nonetheless, no?

Debian has dropped support for i386 some time ago and now only
supports i486 upwards. So the name is a bit of a misnomer but it is


PS: Try sarge or older.

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