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.

Kent

-- 
Kent Stewart
Richland, WA

http://users.owt.com/kstewart/index.html
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