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#1 2024-04-21 19:20:45

Luca91
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Registered: 2024-04-21
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Archlinux32 on Cyrix 6x86

Hi all,
long time Arch x64 user here.
I recently discovered archlinux32 and that it still supports 486 CPUs.
I still have my first computer (purchased by my father in mid-1997) which is powered by a Cyrix 6x86 CPU (P-166 133Mhz), and I occasionally boot it up for fun (currently running FreeDOS 1.3).
I was wondering if I can run archlinux32 on it (486 version since it lacks MMX opcodes) and if there is still any window manager/desktop environment that can run on such old hardware.

What do you think about?

Thanks..

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#2 2024-04-22 08:59:47

abaumann
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Registered: 2019-11-14
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Re: Archlinux32 on Cyrix 6x86

You have to use the 486 sub-architecture and the 486 ISO. They are a little bit rough around the edges.
We always welcome some more old machines for testing. :-)

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