Bug#137839: www.debian.org: i386 port could mention some supported processors
On Mon, Mar 11, 2002 at 05:58:16AM -0600, Colin Watson wrote:
> Package: www.debian.org
> Severity: wishlist
> On Mon, Mar 11, 2002 at 03:31:20PM +0900, Bozin LCpl George S wrote:
> > Ive taken a look at your ports page and have failed to see support for AMD
> > processeors.
> > I would just like to know what port I would need which is listed for my AMD
> > XP 1700+ processor, if any. Thank you.
> Perhaps it would be worth mentioning (in /ports/index.html) a few
> processors supported by the i386 port. You could adapt the text from the
> kernel's Configure.help:
> Intel or compatible 80x86 processor
> This is Linux's home port. Linux was originally native to the Intel
> 386, and runs on all the later x86 processors including the Intel
> 486, 586, Pentiums, and various instruction-set-compatible chips by
> AMD, Cyrix, and others.
I vaguely recall problems getting the potato kernel to boot on newer Athlons
and P4s. Any idea if that's been fixed?
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