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Re: Fedora 6 is not able to install in PIII, 256MB SD RAM, 1.3GHz

On Thu, 2007-01-11 at 18:45 +0000, James Wilkinson wrote:
> Ric Moore wrote:
> > Do you have an Intel PIII or an AMD PIII clone? Could make a LOT of
> > difference. Installs to my old clunker have been problematic due to some
> > design flaws in the older AMD P5 CPU's. I had to roll my own kernels to
> > get some speed out of it, but it was worth it, with a 200% increase in
> > performance, at least. Slow as molasses to start with. 
> Hey, a K5, K6, and K7 ("Athlon") were all very different chips -- each
> was a totally different design. So generalisations about one chip
> normally don't apply to the others (unless they apply to x86 processors
> in general). And if it's a 1.3 GHz processor, it's an Athlon. Which
> means it's pretty similar to a PIII in performance characteristics, but
> probably a bit faster (and it wouldn't have SSE).
> I'm also intrigued as to how you managed to get a 200% increase in
> performance from a K5 (I presume you meant a K5)? Were you enabling
> specific processor work-arounds? Was that on a particular benchmark, or
> did you get it in general? It seems -- implausible.
> (And recommendations for a 1.2, 2.0 or 2.2-era kernel don't necessarily
> apply for a 2.6 kernel -- most processor work-arounds have been built-in
> to generic kernels, like the ones Fedora supplies, and are applied or
> not as necessary at run-time.)
> James (who started using Linux on a K5).

Thanks for the history lesson. 

Ric (who started out using linux on a brand spanking new 486 DX2/66 with
a whooping 16 megs of memory and a 15" multisync display, all for the
low low price of $5000.) 

Check out the linux counter number below and then consider I was around
way before the counter came out. What I said stands, nor does anything
you wrote have anything to do with what I was asking him. We need to
know what exactly he's working with and if he has onboard video that
shares memory with the mainboard. That has been a problem at install
time since I worked at RedHat in 2000. But, thanks for all of the above,
I'm sure you got some sort of gratification from it. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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