have you got a really old computer

Britt Dodd brittman914 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 7 13:46:09 UTC 2014

I have a colocated server (running xenserver) that I could load up with
QEMU to emulate a 486 machine. I could give this to the list if anybody is

I also have a real 486 machine too I might be able to dig out of storage

On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 11:52 PM, Israel <israeldahl at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 03/06/2014 06:53 PM, 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 will check around, and see what I can find!
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