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    Linux on Athlon

    does anyone here tried linux on an athlon (amd) processor. does linux works on an athlon processor?
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    Yes and yes.
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    no prob man, i'm running a Mandrake 8.0 very fine on Athlon.

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    Re: Linux on Athlon

    Originally posted by protocool
    does anyone here tried linux on an athlon (amd) processor. does linux works on an athlon processor?
    Yep:
    [chsh@comp chsh]$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
    processor : 0
    vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
    cpu family : 6
    model : 4
    model name : AMD Athlon(tm) Processor
    stepping : 2
    cpu MHz : 1208.780
    cache size : 256 KB
    fdiv_bug : no
    hlt_bug : no
    f00f_bug : no
    coma_bug : no
    fpu : yes
    fpu_exception : yes
    cpuid level : 1
    wp : yes
    flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr syscall mmxext 3dnowext 3dnow
    bogomips : 2411.72

    In general, if you can think of a processor, linux probably runs on it, it's quite a versatile OS.

    I do remember there being an issue with RedHat 6.2 whereby it would incorrectly ID the Athlon as a P3, and attempt to get the CPU's serial number (there isn't one on an Athlon). It's an easy fix, so if you need help with getting it up and running, lemme know.
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