Re: [OT] Purchasing a wired switch; advice needed
On 21/04/11 02:56, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
Dom put forth on 4/20/2011 1:25 PM:
I run Smoothwall on an old Athlon (K6) system that I was given. I
The K7 is the original Athlon. The K6 series chips had no marketing
name other than "K6", i.e. K6, K6-2, K6-2+, K6-3, K6-3+, etc.
The only issue I have is that the latest upgrade to Smoothwall Express
(the free version) no longer supports this CPU. When I tried to update
it I had to reinstall from the original CD, restore my settings and
apply all updates apart from the latest one.
TTBOMK Smoothwall Express uses generic i386 kernel and user space
binaries when should run fine on any CPU all the back to the Pentium
Pro, at minimum, and possibly all the way back to the 80386. That's
what the documentation states. An update should not have failed due to
your system having a K6 chip. Any i386 and high 32 bit CPU is
supported. Is it possible you selected the 64bit binary for the
upgrade, and that's what hosed your system?
I use the web interface to find and install the recommended updates.
The one that caused the problem is update8-i386.
The description is "This update greatly improves SmoothWall's driver
support by updating the Linux kernel to 2.6.32, as well improving system
secuirty through various version bumps."
The error I get upon boot is that the processor does not support CMOV,
which is true of the K6 range.