"Most current Linux distributions don't run on the Pentium 4,
but it's nobody's fault, and nobody much cares. Intel itself
confirms that only Red Hat and TurboLinux will install on the P4,
but rather than this being a case of rival distributions being
starved of vital technical information by Chipzilla, it seems the
other outfits got the info, but didn't reckon the P4 was worth
catering for from a commercial perspective, right now."
"Distributions apart from Red Hat and TurboLinux lose it during
the install process, effectively because they've never heard of the
P4. The basic difference seems to be that Red Hat 7.0 and
TurboLinux 6.1 have information about the P4 in their CPUID
database, whereas other distributions have not, as yet. Linux
vendors seem to have been given the option of using CPUID code
supplied by Intel, or going with P4 support when Linux 2.4 rolls
out, and the rest of them seem to have taken the latter
"According to Intel, if you want to run TurboLinux on a P4
system you should use the following procedure..."
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