Re: Is the AMD K6 a 686?
On 1/26/07, Ron Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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On 01/26/07 10:21, celejar wrote:
> In a previous post , I claimed that the AMD K6 isn't a 686 - I had
> gotten that from the Archlinux website. A followup agreed with me. I
> see these sites  claim otherwise, and they seem fairly
> authoritative. Anyone with more info?
>  http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2006/11/msg00581.html
>  http://www.faqs.org/faqs/pc-hardware-faq/chiplist/part4/,
The K6 is *almost* a 686, but the -686 kernel uses the instructions
missing from the K6. Use the -486 kernel. (I think there used to
be a -586 kernel that was dropped a couple of years ago.)
Thanks, that's what I've been using.
I noticed that the Sabayon linux wiki  contains the following lines:
Live Environment - No 3D Desktop:
i586 Processor (starting from AMD K5 and Intel Pentium)
Live Environment - 3D Desktop:
i686 Processor (starting from AMD K6 and Intel Pentium II)
Is this wrong, or are they actually not using anything strictly 686?