Will Linux run on biostar motherboard + amd486-120?

Will Linux run on biostar motherboard + amd486-120?

Post by Timothy Fredri » Fri, 08 Dec 1995 04:00:00

We're considering upgrading a problematic PC 486/66 to a Biostar (1433uiv or
1433uht) motherboard with an AMD 486/120 processor.  The upgrade would allow
us to keep our vesa cards and at least 4 of our 30-pin SIMMs.  The board
has the typical AMI bios.

Is there any reason to expect Linux to have problems with this motherboard?
At just over $200, it offers us an inexpensive fix plus improved performance.

Thanks in advance!

NCAR/ACD Unix Systems Administration


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None of the really small ones really seem to geared towards this size,
or even have support for the LS-120 drive. Also, this is a laptop, so
PCMCIA support would be necessary for networking.

I'm looking for a system that would totally run off this floppy without
hard disk with 128-192 MB ram. Zipslackware is the only one I found that
is better suited for the 120 MB capacity, but its 30 MB size is hideous.



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