[sclug] Linux for really weird hardware?

Andy Hayward ach at buteo.org
Tue Jan 26 22:24:41 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 20:21, Simon Reap <simon at simonreap.com> wrote:
> 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.

Lack of floating point hardware might be a issue.

-- ach

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