RE: menuconfig snafu?
Wed, 28 Mar 2001 14:56:51 -0500
At 02:30 PM 03/28/2001, Michel Wilson wrote:
> > its seems that "make menuconfig" only allows you to select 1 processor
> > type. it seems impossible that you cant build a generic kernel that
> > supports different processors. Its this just a menuconfig bug?
> > Dennis
>Use i386 to make a generic kernel, this option will make it work on all
>Intel CPUs. As far as other architectures are concerned, i only know that on
>Alpha, there is no such thing as a generic kernel. And supporting multiple
>architectures in one kernel: thats completely impossible.
I've figured that out, but menuconfig is ambiguous and it should be
corrected. It implies that you need to select a single processor type (ie
Pentium, PIII, etc) which is not correct.
I also find it interesting that the default at kernel.org wont boot on a
Pentium...generic should be the default.
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