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Re: [SUSE Linux Users] x286 & Linux

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  • Aaron Kulkis
    ... There was (is)? a project to do that. However, be aware of the following issues: * Since the 80286 doesn t have any memory management capability, it is
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      vibeesh_bose wrote:
      > Is there a version of Suse Linux which will run on an 802867 IBM PC?
      >

      There was (is)? a project to do that. However, be aware of the
      following issues:

      * Since the 80286 doesn't have any memory management capability,
      it is GREATLY debilitated. Virtual memory (vm) is right out.
      Therefore, your memory is limited to what you have on the
      motherboard... no swap space.

      * 80386 and higher can create a practically unlimited number of
      virtual 80286's. 80286 has no virtualization.

      * Standard RPMs with executables are compiled for 80386 or higher,
      you'll have to install everything from source.
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