Allison ajp166 at
Wed Nov 16 19:37:45 CST 2005

>Subject: Re: Minix
>   From: ard at (Tony Duell)
>   Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 00:38:07 +0000 (GMT)
>     To: cctalk at
>> That is exactly why I did not buy the 3 ed.  Minux has been re-wrtten 
>> from a 8088 to a 386+
>> in the 3rd ed. 8 meg of ram min is needed, 16  recomended. I was buying 
>That means it wouldn't run on this PC (too little RAM), for all I am 
>running an old version of linux with no problems.
>The reason I bought Minix in the beginning was that it would run on my 
>PC/XT machine (the only PC I had at the time). And I learnt a fair bit 
>about OSes and enough C to be dangerous by playing about with it.
>8MB and a 386 is not a small machine!
>> the book for ideas for a small
>> computer I building. ( hardware real soon ... ) that I have to write 
>> since I have a unque instruction
>> set and  word length.  This version of the computer will have 64kb of  
>> memory of 12k to 16kb I want
>> to save for the OS.
>Feel like porting Unix V6 (as in the Lions Book)?

Earlier versions are still available all the way back to 1.5 on line.


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