Is Debian 9 supposed to work on a Geode?
- Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2019 18:43:48 +0200
- From: Björn Persson <Bjorn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Is Debian 9 supposed to work on a Geode?
Hello! I have a small server with a Geode processor – Geode LX 500 MHz according to the BIOS boot screen – which I needed to upgrade from Debian 8 to Debian 9. I know that Debian has dropped support for i586, but I haven't been able to find a definitive answer to how that affects Geodes. What little I could find on the Web seemed to suggest that Geodes are mostly like i686, which is supposed to still be supported by Debian 9, so I decided to try it, took a backup, and took the plunge. It turns out that the kernel from Debian 9 won't boot. Both Linux 4.9.0-8-686 and 4.9.0-9-686 appear to hang early in the boot process. Everything else seems to work, so right now I'm running Debian 9 on Linux 3.16.0-8-586 from Debian 8. This works for now, but it's obviously not a long-term solution. So my question is: Is the Geode LX among the dropped processors, or is the hang a bug that should be fixed? Björn Persson
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