ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Wed Nov 16 18:38:07 CST 2005
> 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)?
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