Linux or what?

From: Roger Merchberger <>
Date: Sun Dec 20 16:44:30 1998

At 05:22 PM 12/20/98 -0500, you wrote:


>Likely the caldara openlinux can be trimmed of you eliminate the source
>files. The problem is not fitting it on the disk but will you have useable
>disk left? Finding a 40mb disk for that laptop would be a good idea.

AFAIK, all standard "Linux" is 32-bit (including Caldera's - I run that at
work), so that would preclude running it on anything less than a 386SX.

Of course, there are exceptions, like uCLinux which is 16-bit -- AFAIK it
only runs on 68K systems and right now is ported to (ObCC:) Atari ST and
3Com's PalmPilot, if you have a TRG upgrade board (which body-slams 8Mb RAM
into your Pilot! :-)

This is the only exception that I know of, but there may be more.

If you'd like to know more about uCLinux, go here:

HTH; and Happy Holidaze,
Roger "Merch" Merchberger
Received on Sun Dec 20 1998 - 16:44:30 GMT

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