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Old 4th April 2014
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The i386 system was the only one I downloaded, as I wanted to test it on an Atom N270 system that is not 64-bit capable before migrating to another platform. When it did not boot I moved the install media (USB stick) to another platform, where it failed in the same manner.

I wouldn't call that "phased out" -- rather "inoperable". The booloader would not function. Not debuggable without two machines, cabling, and gdb. I wasn't interested in doing that.

The bootloader worked and the kernel booted under emulators/qemu. I tested it there because it was a quick and easy test of the USB stick and the image. I stopped once the dmesg began to appear, and did not run the OS.
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