looking for a ver of linux that'll work on a 286

looking for a ver of linux that'll work on a 286

Post by rtdo » Wed, 14 Jan 2004 13:21:04


without cd rom access

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looking for a ver of linux that'll work on a 286

Post by James Knot » Wed, 14 Jan 2004 20:49:52


As far as I know, there's no such thing. Linux was originally written on a
386. A 286 doesn't have the resources to handle it. IIRC, you might find
a version of Minux that will work.

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looking for a ver of linux that'll work on a 286

Post by Tim Lindne » Thu, 15 Jan 2004 00:02:54


"rtdos" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > schrieb im Newsbeitrag


There is a special Linux named "ELKS". It supports even 8086 CPUs.Search
Google to find out.
 
 
 

looking for a ver of linux that'll work on a 286

Post by Drew Cutte » Thu, 15 Jan 2004 02:39:41

doesn't slackware run in 286 . The ability to run on 286 is becoming the
thing of the past.
 
 
 

looking for a ver of linux that'll work on a 286

Post by Lew Pitche » Thu, 15 Jan 2004 02:50:43


No. Slackware (up to 9.1) runs on the minimum required for a standard Linux
kernel: a 80386 without a math co-processor. Slackware 9.1 (and concievably
beyond) runs on an 80486.


ELKS or Minix or even (shudder) SCO Unix (I don't remember which version,
tho) will run on on a 286. Heck, for that matter, Xenix could, if you could
still find a copy.


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looking for a ver of linux that'll work on a 286

Post by Christophe » Thu, 15 Jan 2004 06:11:11

In an attempt to throw the authorities off his trail, "rtdos" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > transmitted:

You'll have to explore one of the ucLinux systems to find something
that will run without an MMU.

You're probably better off looking for a copy of Minix, as it was
designed for that class of hardware...
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