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Date:      Mon, 6 Aug 2012 16:53:04 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Jason Usher <>
Subject:   Why can't I set my cpu type in kernel config ?
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I am installing 8.3-RELEASE on an old 900mhz pentium laptop ... it's an i686 CPU.

By default, GENERIC has "HAMMER" as the cpu, and that isn't working.  So I tried both:

cpu     I586_CPU


cpu     I686_CPU

(I also tried them both lowercase, like i686_cpu)

But all of these fail:

GENERIC: unknown option "I586_CPU"

How can I set 586/686 (you're supposed to set both) in my kernel conf ?


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