[K12OSN] fedora-5-i386-epel

Jim Kinney jim.kinney at gmail.com
Fri Jul 19 12:42:18 UTC 2013

That's why those ancient versions are still in K12LTSP. Some schools still
have real i386 PCs as thin clients.
On Jul 18, 2013 7:37 PM, "Burke Almquist" <burke at thealmquists.net> wrote:

> On Jul 18, 2013, at 12:28 PM, Jim Kinney wrote:
> > vague memory of this but those ancient F5's may be there to support REAL
> i386 systems as clients. Somewhere after that point, Fedora dropped i386
> and went to i486 as the lowest level cpu supported and someone was still
> using IBM PC Jr. systems as thin clients.
> >
> > Unfortunately, those ancient systems, barring a direct lightning strike,
> will run forever.
> >
> Given the requirements of running a modern version of LTSP, I don't know
> why you would even support trying to build for actual 386 anymore. A number
> of releases back, even Slackware dropped support for anything less than a
> 486. Linus killed off 386 support in newer kernels. You now need at least
>  a 486 to run Linux on intel in the newer kernels.
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