have you got a really old computer

Peter Hillier-Brook phb at hbsys.plus.com
Fri Mar 7 13:40:57 UTC 2014

On 07/03/14 00:53, Nio Wiklund wrote:
> Hi,
> We want to try a new kernel for Trusty Tahr, that is developed by
> PhillW. Many people help to build an Ubuntu based operating system
> around it, a system that should work on most computers (maybe except
> some of those brand new ones that cannot switch off UEFI).
> We have a wide variety of computers, but have not found any really old
> one without PAE capability. I'm not talking about Pentium M and Celeron
> M, I'm talking about CPUs before Pentium II:
> Pentium Pro, Pentium (i586), or Intel 486 or maybe the corresponding
> generation of AMD from 1993-1997.
> I have an old computer from 1998, and it has a Pentium II CPU at 400
> MHz, so it must be older. Check for a clock frequency at or below 200 MHz.
> If you are a happy owner of such a jewel, please help us test that the
> non-pae kernel really works in a computer without PAE capability :-)
> Best regards
> Nio
I have a Pentium Pro (200MHz) in the loft. It may still work so if I can 
help please tell me how.

Peter HB

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