I have a Compaq Presario 2292 machine (AMD K6-2 333MHz / 128MB RAM / 4GB HDD).
I’m trying to boot the machine using the 1.0beta12 CD-image, but the boot process always ends on the line “Freeing unused kernel memory: 260k freed”. I have tried all the boot options (boot process hangs earlier if I don’t select the “no ACPI” -option), but nothing helps.
Kernel works fine (probably it has a i386 support), recompiling it for K6-2 doesn’t make a difference. We have a crash upon running init.
K6-2 machine is a i586 architecture machine, and doesn’t have the CMOV instruction. The libc and gcc utils are builded for a i686 architecture and they use the CMOV-instructions which results to a hang or a kernel panic in i586 machines.
So AFAIK, all K6(-II/-III) machines and VIA C3 -machines and all the other processor without CMOV-instruction won’t work. This information should be in the “hardware compatibility” list.
As a feature request, it shouldn’t be impossible to recompile stuff for i586/i386 and someone really should make a howto for it…