doc at mdrconsult.com
Sat Dec 31 22:31:32 CST 2005
Scott Stevens wrote:
> On Sat, 31 Dec 2005 21:45:38 -0600
> Doc Shipley <doc at mdrconsult.com> wrote:
>> I'm looking for something Unix-ey to run on this 80286 system. It
>>has 640KB RAM, and uses prorietary memory modules, so even Minix is
>>going to be an extremely tight fit. Mostly out of curiosity, I'd like
>>to try Xenix on it.
> Early version 1 Minix should run fine on it. Remember that the
> first version of Minix was targeted at PC-XT systems without a
> hard drive.
> Xenix 286 does sound like a better choice. Also don't forget
> Coherent. I am pretty sure it runs on a 286 but will require
> more memory. Find some Intel Above Boards to add memory.
> Is this machine one of the original Compaq Deskpro 286 machines?
> Those are built like a sherman tank, very solid.
No, it's a laptop SLT/286, which makes adding RAM problematic. I can
get upgrade modules, but they seem to run about $15-30/MB. Maybe
reasonable, but not happenin'. :)
But yeah, built very solid, and its only problems were a dead disk, a
busted IDE cable, and the dead Dallas clock battery.
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