burke at thealmquists.net
Thu Jul 18 23:35:33 UTC 2013
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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