I have very old notebook(SX notebook) running windows 3.1.
It has a 33MHz 80386SX with a CX486DX Microprocessor with 8mb of Base and extended memory.
The machine still works and i would like to put DSL(Damn Small Linux) on it if i can.
Does anyone have any ideas?? I would like to get it online and maybe surf, email and some games.(It does have a modem)
Any help help would be great
It's a bit slow... my phone and calculator is faster than that.
* How much HDD space does it have?
* 16bit processor?
Perhaps 3.1 is the best thing for it, Or you could try a few very small linux distros like puppy linux, DSL, feather linux etc.
it has an 80Mb hard drive
not really sure if it 16 bit or not any way to tell
More info on your chip: http://www.pcguide.com/ref/cpu/fam/g3I386SX-c.html
Info on the Microprocessor
How do you plan on getting the OS onto the laptop? Does it have a floppy / CD drive? Or a network card?
Speeds: 33 to 50MHz
Cache: 8K WB 4-way
Mem. bus: 32-bit
Addr. bus: 32-bit
Trans.: 1.1 mln.
Voltage: 3.45V, 5V
Instr. set: i486
yeah i should be fun it only has a 3.5 drive and a modem
Linux should run on that with no big problems.
Would linux do much more than windows 3.1?
I guess that depends on how you define "much more". By the way, you should be able to get Windows NT running on such a machine too.
Not without a larger hard drive, the minimum install for Windows 95 is ironically 95MB, so I'd assume NT would be a bit more.