Re: Is Debian 9 supposed to work on a Geode?
- Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2019 19:03:57 +0100
- From: Brian <ad44@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Is Debian 9 supposed to work on a Geode?
On Sun 28 Apr 2019 at 19:49:18 +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> Quoting Björn Persson (2019-04-28 18:43:48)
> > 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?
> The officially supported CPUs - and how to check if yours is covered:
> Some background on why the cut is there exactly:
And also here:
If it helps, 'cat /proc/cpuinfo" for my running Fujitsu Siemens A250 is:
processor : 0
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 5
model : 10
model name : Geode(TM) Integrated Processor by AMD PCS
stepping : 2
cpu MHz : 498.046
cache size : 128 KB
physical id : 0
siblings : 1
core id : 0
cpu cores : 1
apicid : 0
initial apicid : 0
fdiv_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 1
wp : yes
flags : fpu de pse tsc msr cx8 sep pge cmov clflush mmx mmxext 3dnowext 3dnow 3dnowprefetch vmmcall
bugs : sysret_ss_attrs spectre_v1 spectre_v2 spec_store_bypass
bogomips : 996.09
clflush size : 32
cache_alignment : 32
address sizes : 32 bits physical, 32 bits virtual
brian@futro:~$ uname -a
Linux futro 4.9.0-7-686 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.110-3+deb9u1 (2018-08-03) i586 GNU/Linux
I have seen a reference to its being a Geode LX800. Sorry, I am not
rebooting to look at what the bios says as I do not want to interupt
the services it is operating.