Ubuntu on a 486?
glgxg at mfire.com
Wed Dec 13 00:08:53 UTC 2006
John Richard Moser wrote:
> Is anyone here running Ubuntu on a 486? Like, anything the -generic
> kernel can't run on? (-386 is a 486 kernel)
> I'm not ready to advocate the 686 push some people want to go for; I
> think there may be a wide enough 586 audience out there to warrant
> keeping it for a little while. Still, looking at the 486 and what it's
> capable of, I think it may be time to suggest deprecating support for a
> processor that can clock 100MHz max.
If by 486 you mean as early as PII then I can assure you that Ubuntu
runs just fine on those machines. On a daily basis I run 6.06.1 LTS
(Dapper) on the following:
450Mhz PII (this one as a matter of fact)
 Noname PII w/original processor - only the CPU fan has been replaced
 Old Lapnote laptop
 Old Compaq Presario 5670 - also the one that I am posting from.
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