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Month: October 2013

Re: [trinity-users] Good distro for 586 computer

From: Andy <Andy4stuff@...>
Date: Sun, 27 Oct 2013 08:47:11 -0400
On Saturday 26 October 2013 05:54:27 pm Alexandre Couture wrote:

> I bought on EBay a Compaq TC1000 convertible tablet pc at a low price. It
> has a Transmeta Crusoe TM5800 1ghz CPU and I installed +-360mb of ram on
> it. The trouble is that this CPU emulates a 586 cpu only...  ...and most
> modern distros are 686 and up...

> Does someone here know of a good distro to use (or that actually boots) on
> a 586 CPU?


I can't speak from personal experience, but some resources you might want to 
look at:

Distrowatch allows you to search for distros by architecture, etc:

And here is an oldish web page about "Linux on Laptops and Notebooks with 
TransMeta CPU (Crusoe, Efficeon)", with some links to attempts to install on 
a TC1000:

Lastly, how about Puppy? 

Best regards,