teilhk at hotpost.co.uk
Sun Feb 29 12:34:21 PST 2004
> On Sunday 29 February 2004 10:36 am, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> > On Sun, Feb 29, 2004 at 12:12:02PM -0600, Teilhard Knight wrote:
> > > Just a couple of easy questions for you. Is a machine with an
> > > Athlon processor 1.4 MHz an i386 machine? And if so, what kind of
> > > processor should I select in my kernel? i586, or i686?
> > One of these?
> > CPU: AMD Athlon(TM) XP1600+ (1400.06-MHz 686-class CPU)
> > Origin = "AuthenticAMD" Id = 0x662 Stepping = 2
> > Features=0x383f9ff<FPU,VME,DE,PSE,TSC,MSR,PAE,MCE,CX8,SEP,MTRR,PGE,MC
> >A,CMOV,PA T,PSE36,MMX,FXSR,SSE>
> > AMD Features=0xc0480000<MP,AMIE,DSP,3DNow!>
> > As /var/run/dmesg.boot says, it's a 686 class processor.
> I was going to send one of these but then I got to thinking about what
> you needed to know before you download an iso or whatever. The web site
> really doesn't tell you that an Athlon is a 686 and you need to know
> that before you do the install and can look at the dmesg output.
Many thanks. Yes, the web site only speaks about Pentium. Couldn't find the
info there. But now I know where I'm standing.
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