[Wiltshire] Kernel won't run on this SBC
wiltslug at iremonger.me.uk
Thu May 21 15:32:52 UTC 2009
> Can anybody please point me to a Linux distribution that will run on this:-
> Vortex A9100 CPU
> It boots an installer CD such as the Ubuntu alternate installer, but when I
> select the install option I get
> This kernel requires the following features not present on the CPU:
I think you mean, it is booting the SYSLINUX type initial menu,
but the linux kernel is what won't start.
> Unable to boot - please use a kernel appropriate for your CPU
> I don't want any desktop, just a basic command line install.
Ubuntu 9.04's 2.6.28 kernel for x86 (32bit) is built with
Whereas... Debian Etch4.0's and Lenny5.0's default x86
kernel is built with CONFIG_M486=y ...
I'm guessing your Vortex cpu just doesn't support all the
instructions needed by their kernel.
As Richard said, try Debian ;-). For server-install-use and
command-line, its virtually identical to ubuntu for most
uses! Generally I have found a particular _release_
of Debian or Ubuntu is useful on account of particular
software versions or features, but the actual fact its'
Debian or Ubuntu makes little difference....
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