[Webinar] Streamline your web hosting managementRegister Today

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 419
  • Last Modified:

Making a Unix box from a 8088

I have an old 8088, since its just in the closet, could make it a unix box?  And if so, could the 8088 push it?
0
pain
Asked:
pain
  • 2
1 Solution
 
jhanceCommented:
No, an 8088 doesn't have a virtual memory architecture which is required for all unix and linux flavors.  There was a unix-like system called Coherent a few years back that did run on the 8088 but they have long since gone away.  The minimum system you can get for linux or unix would be a 386 system.  There were some 286 based unix variants but there were quite limited due to the arcane nature of 286 protected mode.
0
 
ahoffmannCommented:
Yes.
Minix, it' s not realy UNIX (based on Version 7 UNIX) but very similar. There was a newsgroup about minix, sorry don't know the name and if it is still running.
A good introduction to MINIX would be:
  Andrew S. Tannenbaum   Operating Systems, Design and Implementation
   Prentice-Hall, ISBN 0-13-637331-3
0
 
ahoffmannCommented:
pain, did you accept Yes or No?
0

Featured Post

The 14th Annual Expert Award Winners

The results are in! Meet the top members of our 2017 Expert Awards. Congratulations to all who qualified!

  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now