[SOLVED] What is the Minimum System Requirements for Puppy Linux 5.2.5?
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What is the Minimum System Requirements for Puppy Linux 5.2.5?
I have a really old computer with a Intel 8088 processor. I was trying to put a Linux OS on it so i tried Puppy Linux 5.2.5 and it didn't go in. So it made me curious, what is the Minimum System Requirements for Puppy Linux 5.2.5?
You will never get any Linux to run on that machine. Linux was written with the 80386 and 80486 in mind, nowadays it even won't run on the 386.
I couldn't find the requirements for Puppy 5, but found them for Puppy 4, it needs at least a 500MHz CPU and 128 MB RAM.
Even if it would have enough RAM, Linux would never run on an 8088 CPU.
A trip down memory lane.
FWIW, the 8088 had a maximum access capacity of 640K RAM, but yes, DOS is the only thing that will run on it, and IIRC, v3.25 was the last version written for that architecture. v4.0 was designed for the 80286.
I had no problems to run DOS 6.22 on my old Commodore PC20 (with 8088 running astonishing 10MHz) back in time, when I remember correctly.
The 8088 had an address range of 1MB, the 640KB limit was a limitation of the OS.
I guess I stand corrected. I was judging by what was on the market. My last 8088 machine was a Commodore Colt. It was my very first that even had a hard drive. It, too, only had 640K RAM installed, and it came with DOS v3.25. My 286 came with 4.0, and my 486DX2 with 6.1. From there I upgraded to a PI with Win95...