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Ahmed 10-24-2005 12:46 PM

Minix 3 is out
 
Anyone tried the new Minix 3? It's an extremely tiny LiveCD version that (like Mepis) can be installed from the LiveCD onto the System. The ISO is only 10MB!

Just wanted to know if it's worth trying out. If so I'll sacrifice a CD for it, because my BIOS doesn't support USB Booting.

Get it here

-A

jailbait 10-24-2005 04:45 PM

"Just wanted to know if it's worth trying out. If so I'll sacrifice a CD for it, because my BIOS doesn't support USB Booting."

I have downloaded Minix3 but haven't tried it yet. They have packages for both IDE CD and USB CD. If your CD is not bootable they also have a boot floppy that you can download.

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Steve Stites

Ahmed 10-24-2005 10:10 PM

My CD is bootable, but not USB, so I can't use my Stick to try it out. I'm afraid to use up a blank CD and not liking it in the end. If you try it out, can you put in some feedback here? I'd be grateful.

Thanks!

-A

jlliagre 10-25-2005 01:11 AM

Quote:

Just wanted to know if it's worth trying out.
You should tell first what you expect.
In term of features, Minix is more or less equivalent to what Unix was 25 years ago. It's main advantage is the tinyness of everything, but don't expect any modern application, hmm, any application to be available ...
That said, I think I'll download it and have a look at it, maybe just to remind me what I used in 1989 on my Atari ST (1 MB of RAM, 8 Mhz CPU, no HD, 720 KB floppy ...).

cs-cam 10-25-2005 02:27 AM

Why not boot it with qemu? It may not run at full speed but it's minix, it shouldn't be that bad.

Edit: I kept getting disk errors. I know older versions of Minix run fine in Qemu so this probably would too with a little mucking around. I just didn't care enough to play.


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