andrew at donehue.net
Sun Sep 8 21:00:42 EST 2002
Martijn van Oosterhout wrote:
>Looks like a problem with the co-processor. Have you set the CPU type to 386
>and compiled in math-emulation?
--- Yep - I have tried it with the following types -
386, 586, 686, and Cyrix :) - all with math-emulation
Any more ideas? :)
Looking at some notes in the the kernel config - if I pas "no387" - will
that skip the kernel looking for this part?
>On Sun, Sep 08, 2002 at 06:16:30PM +1000, Andrew wrote:
>> I am doing a favour for a friend - setting up a ftp server
>>for him. Obviously I am using Linux for stability and security (and $$$
>>factor as well...). The hardware he is using is a 'mini-pc' -
>>something about 20-25cm long, 14cm wide, and 10cm high (pretty small)
>>it's running a 300Mhz Cyrix Geode cpu (well, that is what the bios
>>says/kernel says on startup). I installed the OS to the HDD (laptop
>>sytle small ide connectors) - on my normal desktop machine...this worked
>>well. I then transfered the HDD to the small computer - booted - LILO
>>came up fine, but early on into the kernel boot - I get the following
>>"checking 386/387 coupling.....invalid operand 0000"
>>eventually it comes up with "387 failed - trying to reset"
>>I built some kernels with differening CPU support (cyrix III, 586...
>>etc) - but all give the same message :(
>>Does anyone know where I can get a pre-compiled kernel that solves my
>>problems? or can suggest another solution?
>>I asked my friend google, but couldn't find anything specific to this :)
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