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Recently I wanted to try live CD/DVDs of several distros on my older desktop. (Myah 3.0, Sabayon 3.5, and Sidux 2008-02) In each case, boot halted with a black screen ...
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- 07-18-2008 #1
what is cmov?
Recently I wanted to try live CD/DVDs of several distros on my older desktop.
(Myah 3.0, Sabayon 3.5, and Sidux 2008-02)
In each case, boot halted with a black screen sometimes, but mostly the message: "Processor does not support cmov."
What is cmov?
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- 07-25-2008 #3
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A tipical case is the amd k6, which is ALMOST an i686 cpu, except that it lacks the cmov instruction, and hence will not run i686 object code.
So, you need a distro that suits your cpu. Maybe one compiled for i386 or i586, like most these days. I can't be more concrete since I don't know the cpu you own.
- 07-26-2008 #4
The processor is shown in kinfo as an AMD K-6. I can search distrowatch for suitable distros.