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Offline strafford

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Possible to boot on on machine with no FPU?
« on: August 12, 2009, 02:23:04 PM »
Hi

I have a small SBC with no FPU.  Is it possible (perhaps with some boot parameter) to boot Tiny Core (I have tried 2.2 and if failed stating there is no fpu).

I know that Debian 4.0 can w/ option pnpbios=off but...

Regards,
Scott

Offline danielibarnes

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Re: Possible to boot on on machine with no FPU?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2009, 03:10:48 PM »

Offline curaga

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Re: Possible to boot on on machine with no FPU?
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2009, 11:13:48 AM »
That option was disabled, because practically all hardware has a FPU nowadays, and enabling it would enlarge the kernel unnecessarily.

Thus you would need to recompile the kernel.
The only barriers that can stop you are the ones you create yourself.

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Re: Possible to boot on on machine with no FPU?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2009, 09:27:35 AM »
Yeah, I figured that out once I took the time to test it. However, recompiling the kernel is a small cost to get a working system, especially if such a small change is all it will take.