Scyld and Red Hat 7

Martin Siegert siegert at
Wed Jan 31 13:02:44 PST 2001

On Wed, Jan 31, 2001 at 02:55:42PM -0500, Michael T. Prinkey wrote:
> (until now I failed to get a running system: my test box hangs
> > after printing the message "booting the kernel ..." to the screen. Any
> > ideas? I attribute this to some mistake I have made, not to RH 6.2).
> Check that you have selected the right CPU type.  I had the same
> problem.  I believe 2.4 defaults to P3.  Things worked OK once I
> selected P1 MMX to match my system.

Thanks. You were right on target.
My box now is running RH6.2 with a 2.4 kernel.

Which proves:
1. you don't need RH 7 to run a 2.4 kernel.
2. with respect to hardware support: most of that comes with the kernel,
   particularly everything that is loaded as modules (e.g., and NIC drivers).
   Hence, upgrading to a 2.4 kernel probably gets you better hardware
   support than upgrading to RH 7.0.


Martin Siegert
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