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Old 07-15-2002
Question Where can I find a Unix OS that will run on a 386 processor?

Hey, can anyone recommend a URL (or website) where I can download a basic (or old) UNIX OS that will run on an ancient laptop that has a 386 processor, 4MB of RAM and a 40MB harddrive? Your help and suggestions are much appreciated! Smilie
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Old 07-15-2002
What are you planning to do?

You can use a small BSD like picoBSD and EmbeddedBSD. You should also be able to get NetBSD to run on such a small HD.

You could probably get Debian or Slackware Linux on it as well. The big thing I guess would to install minimal with just the binaries.
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Old 07-23-2002
You should look for older versions of SCO Unix or Sco Xenix 386 System V. It is out there and as basic as it gets. Unix has not changed much.
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Old 07-28-2002
http://old.lwn.net/Distributions/
this is a list of 283 Linux distributions, look under special purpose/mini and floppy distributions.

this one should work: http://jailbait.sourceforge.net/

Last edited by The Fridgerator; 07-28-2002 at 01:54 PM..
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Old 08-08-2002
Of course everything related to what do you plan to do.
Try ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/distributions FTP ste. There are a lot of distributions. You can choose what from them match to you.

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