Pentiums with stepping = 5

Morgan Sarges (
Wed, 27 Nov 1996 20:14:41 -0600

Earlier on in this mailing-list, there was some discussion of
/proc/cpuinfo reporting stepping =5, for the 586 I believe. The reply was
to pass the kernel the command line option of mem=nopentium.

The questions are:

1- Is stepping = 5 a 'bad thing' ?

2- Since I am not using lilo, how would I pass the command line option of
mem=nopentium to the kernel?

Thanks much in advance,

Morgan Sarges