13 Dec 2012 nutella   » (Master)

Pedro, I was just reading the same thing. I have to admit I've never run Linux on my 80386/33 (now confined to my mother's attic) but started with Slackware and a 1.0 kernel on my 486 (which now runs a bastard combination of Slackware 3.foo and RHL5.2/Apollo - on the rare occasions I switch it on). It did seem a little sad to lose one architecture, but then I read the details and could see how big a gap there was between the capabilities of the 386 and 486.

...and talking of Linux on odd platforms, my Ultra 5 lives again, and now with Debian squeeze. Getting the NVRAM back to a working state involved a big oops on my part, that required me to do a [STOP]-[N] to clear everything and start over. I also tried to use the serial console for the first time and got nowhere, but then I RTFM and found that the 25-pin port has priority and the 9-pin port doesn't wake up until the system gets further along in the boot process. With that in mind I'll dig out my old Laplink cable sometime and see if I can get the console to work.

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