x86 OS's

From: Hans Franke <Hans.Franke_at_mch20.sbs.de>
Date: Tue Dec 8 05:13:21 1998

> >QNX - There is a free demo version, about all you can do is surf the web
> >with it though. The demo boots from floppy.

> It's very good for what it does. The QNX Neutrino kernel is to form the
> basis of AmigaOS 5. Check out http://www.amiga.com if you don't believe me.
> Unfortunately the demo needs 8Mb of continuous memory, on top of the 640k.
> The machine I'm buying only has a total of 8Mb.

The Web-Disk runs perfectly on a 8 MB machine and I can't find any
information to have 640K plus 8MB, which would be a rather unusual
configuration for a PC, since you need a 12 SIMM slot board with
8x1MB + 4x256K, And 256 KB SIMs have been only a very short
time (back in the age of '286es and '386es) widely available.

And if you take a look at the description of the boot process you
might notice that the term 'continous memory' aplies to have at
least one meg of RAM at X'10000' since the QNX loader puts the
OS kernal up ther (and of corse you need mem below, since it is
a x86).


Der Kopf ist auch nur ein Auswuchs wie der kleine Zeh.
Received on Tue Dec 08 1998 - 05:13:21 GMT

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