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Date:      Mon, 6 Aug 2012 17:34:52 -0700
From:      Michael Sierchio <kudzu@tenebras.com>
To:        Jason Usher <jusher71@yahoo.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Why can't I set my cpu type in kernel config ?
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make LINT

vi LINT


On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 4:53 PM, Jason Usher <jusher71@yahoo.com> wrote:

> 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
>
> and:
>
> 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 ?
>
>
You're sure it's an i686?  Do you have the amd64 distribution, or i386?

If the former, then in /usr/src/sys/amd64/conf...

# make LINT
# vi LINT

cpu     HAMMER

and that's all she wrote.

There are some 32-bit compatibility options:

options     COMPAT_FREEBSD32
options     COMPAT_LINUX32



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