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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2003 7:03 pm    Post subject: (gentoo) linux on a 80186 [help needed!] Reply with quote

at work i got a project to install linux on an ancient 80186 ...don't ask me why, i don't know myself ...but if any of you have any experience or idea how to do it, i'd be more then happy to listen to it!

even ideas like cross-compiling and then copying the stuff are welcome (note: i haven't cross-compiled ever before!)
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2003 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hook,

The 80186 is a 16 bit machine.
I only came across them in embedded applications.

I recall that they were like a 8086 but with a lot of the CPU support things on the chip.

Don't even start. Linux wants a 386SX at minimum.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2003 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon wrote:

The 80186 is a 16 bit machine.
I only came across them in embedded applications.


16 bit - so was dos/windows (and probably still is!)
embedded - yes, that's the plan :D ...the guy did mention that somewhere in the conversation (i was sleeeeepy!!) ...there's bound to be a linux-embeded distro or image that fits on a 80186
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2003 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

woohoo!!! just found ELKS :D ...should be exactly what i need ...and the FAQ is pretty good too :D
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2003 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok, the thing's a bit trickier ...i made another thread concerning that. this topic name is not really suited for the problem ...it's a wee bit more complicated then installing ELKS :P
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