[sclug] Linux for really weird hardware?

Simon Reap simon at simonreap.com
Tue Jan 26 20:21:43 UTC 2010

David Given wrote:
> I've just discovered something in the back of a cupboard: a Canon
> EX50CPU10. No, you won't find it on Google.
> This is an ancient tablet computer wot I picked up somewhere. It's got
> an odd-shaped greyscale screen, a 386ish processor, 8MB of RAM, an
> unknown amount of internal storage, a PCMCIA slot, and a CF slot. Right
> now it boots most of the way into MSDOS and stalls somewhere. There is
> no keyboard.

DSL[0] seems an obvious choice - only needs 8MB to run it, and fits in 
50MB (so should fit on 48MB if you shave a couple of apps).  It does ask 
for a 486, but a 386 might do.


[0] http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/wiki/index.php/Frugal_Install

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