marching LFS form Intel to AMD

Ken Fuchs kfuchs at
Tue Nov 16 19:32:44 PST 2004

>thorsten wrote:

>> I built LFS 5.1 / BLFS 5.1.1 on Intel Pentium 4, using no special 
>> optimization flags. (except Kernel compile). Now I would like to move 
>> the System to AMD Athlon CPU.

>> Are there any Packages in LFS/BLFS, who pick the processortype out of 
>> /proc/cpuinfo and do optimize themselves on configure? In other words: 
>> Do you think, I could plug off my Harddrive, plug it into an AMD 
>> System and it would run? (except Kernel and possible boot config)

>Depends on what AMD system you're talking about.  You couldn't use it on 
>a K6-class chip (those are i586), but if you were using at least an 
>Athlon or Duron processor, you should be fine.

The LFS/BLFS system should also work on AMD Athlon64 and Opteron as
well, since AMD64/x86_64 is backward compatible with 32 bit x86.


Ken Fuchs <kfuchs at>

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