[SATLUG] IBM 5140 Convertible

Craig sargonemail at gmail.com
Tue Jul 24 06:02:37 CDT 2012

On 7/23/12, Craig <sargonemail at gmail.com> wrote:
>>On Jul 23, 2012 2:44 PM, "Bruce Dubbs" <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>Joe wrote:
>>> So, I just acquired one of these.  Its in great shape and I'd like to get
>>> a
>>> Linux or BSD (something with a c compiler) on it. ...  well,  there's no
>>> persistent storage, aside from a pair of 720kb floppies.  It's an 80c88
>>> processor with 256kb of RAM and a modem. Any recommendations?
> Linux Terminal : http://www.sorgonet.com/8086/8088_linux_dumb_terminal/
>     If you're looking to speed things up, could do a modem or serial
>     connection to an ardruino/rasberry pi/ipad/ <insert your portable
>     computer here> with "wifi".
> Browse the web w/ dial-up using linux && lynx:
>    http://elks.sourceforge.net/ will run in 200k, leaving 64k!
>    Tiny core linux and μClinux(search on Mclinux) might fit the bill too!
>    The linux version for the ez-430 runs in 256k!

Could use things like http://www.freemyipod.org/wiki/Status &&
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockbox to do a portable linux terminal server for
the "convertible".

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