I've recently commenced revitalizing a very old PC. She's running an Intel Pentium, x86_64. I thought I'd give Gentoo a go because I've found it very appealing and as a Bedrock user I wanted to be able to boot off of Gentoo's init system (initrc, we all know why) as well as bootloader. I've gotten almost halfway through the install ( maybe more like a third :))) ), and now I'm looking for the
stage3 files for my PC. I've noticed that though there are builds for
i686. Being genuinely interested in which my PC was, I searched it up and after some light digging found this explanation:
- i386 works with any x86 processor (Intel, AMD,etc.),
- i486 has some performance tun[n]ing.
- i586 for Pentium and Pentium-MMX
- i686 for Pentium-Pro, P2,P3, P4, etc.
But in that case Gentoo doesn't support my device?!? Hence, my question: what
i version (?) is my Intel Pentium PC? And where are the
stage3 files for it? Is it possible to use, say, an
i486 for a presumed
Thanks in advance, bobbbay
P.S.: PC is the ol' HP Pavilion Slim.