Fedora 7 on a non FPU system

Josh Boyer jwboyer at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Wed Aug 8 05:29:04 EST 2007

On Tue, 07 Aug 2007 12:42:41 -0500
Michael Brian Willis <willis at arlut.utexas.edu> wrote:

> Hello, 
> I'm trying to install a Fedora 7 Root File System on an MPC8540 based
> embedded system with a Denx 2.6.21 kernel. I have read the Denx
> Application note located at: 
> http://www.denx.de/wiki/DULG/AN2007_03_InstallFC7OnSequoia. 
> However this App. Note says that the instructions apply only to
> processors that have a full Floating Point Unit (FPU). My processor does
> not have an FPU and I believe that this is causing some system hangs. 
> Has anybody every successfully installed Fedora(or another major distro)
> on a non-FPU system? Or, does anybody know what is needed to get it
> working properly on a non FPU system? 

CONFIG_MATH_EMULATION in the kernel will emulate floating point
instructions. Try that.


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