Running different OSes on classic hardware (Re: Re installing XP on Sony)
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Sun Mar 6 20:19:16 CST 2005
Ethan Dicks wrote:
> On Sun, 06 Mar 2005 10:08:09 +0000, Gordon JC Pearce <gordon at gjcp.net> wrote:
> This case aside, though, I basically agree with Tony's assertion that
> one should run a classic OS on classic hardware - why put NetBSD on an
> Amiga when one can run AmigaDOS? It takes something out of the
> 'classicalness', IMHO.
Or Amiga UNIX....
I did get Amiga UNIX(R) v2.1 installed from tape and running on an
A3000 last week, but the A2500 spits a kernel panic late in the kernel
load during install. I didn't have time to do much debugging at all,
but the v2.01, v2.03, and v2.1 boot/root floppies died at the same point.
It's an interesting SysVR4 implementation, to say the least. :) On
a loaded A3000 (16MB ZIP RAM, 2MB chip RAM) it's also surpisingly snappy.
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