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Will Puppy run in a Gridlite XL-1044?
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senilechemist

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PostPosted: Wed 12 Sep 2012, 18:08    Post_subject:  Will Puppy run in a Gridlite XL-1044?
Sub_title: 8086 CPU, 600 KB of RAM
 

Newbie to puppy - currently running 5.2.8 on Tosh A10 pro, IGB RAM + 3com wifi card.- very impressive. Steep but rewarding learning curve Very Happy

I have inherited an old GRIDLITE XL model 1044 - Believe it has an 8086 processor and circa 600kb RAM + LCD non colour screen. Is there any way this can be made to run on an early puppy (1.5?) from a floppy disc? Machine has landline modem. Has std 1.4 mb floppy drive. Its all working on an early dos but don't have original GRID software. It would be great to get it to run in Linux and do basic things - even surf? Wishful thinking? TIA.
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PostPosted: Wed 12 Sep 2012, 21:41    Post_subject: Re: GRIDLITE XL 1044 - Linux?  

senilechemist wrote:
Believe it has an 8086 processor and circa 600kb RAM

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Wishful thinking?

Yes. But there are single-diskette Linux's around that might work.
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PostPosted: Wed 12 Sep 2012, 22:50    Post_subject:  

Linus Torvalds was using a 386 when he made his invention Wink 8086, 186 (wasn't very popular), 286, then 386.

Look here --> http://elks.sourceforge.net/

If that ever gets working, then you will have a way to do it. I actually have a personal friend working on this project, although he's way busy these days, hence not much is going on there right now.

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