I am really close to giving up on getting a proper build for 586 working.
I have had a lot of trouble trying to get the kernel to build with the configuration that I provided. I had to patch
kernel-package to get the kernel to build (see bug #890817). But even then there are weird problems with the kernel configuration getting changed during the build - something to do with
make synconfig getting called, I think.
I asked on Stack Exchange but nobody responded:
A previous attempt at building for i386 is here. I has a 686 kernel - which may work fine:
The SHA1 is: 870ab8bd42a0036c2a717a34ab2daffebad2547c
I didn’t realise that you can buy a second-hand 64-bit nettop PC on eBay so cheaply - so I am really close to giving up on i386 and doing that…