Re: PalmPilot (Was:GGI, EGCS/PGCC, Kernel source)

Kenneth Albanowski (
Fri, 27 Feb 1998 20:54:34 -0500 (EST)

On Fri, 27 Feb 1998, Kurt Garloff wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 26, 1998 at 09:04:43PM +0100, Peter-Paul Witta wrote:
> > where do i find something about linux on the palmpilot? i've got a pppro
> > (palmpilotpro) with 2 megs of ram... will that do? at least to run a
> > shell?
> I found it in the recent nmber of the german computer magazine, c't 5/98, p.
> 44:
> According to the report, Linux will boot and be able to run some very easy
> tasks. But in order to be fully functional, the libc needs to be ported to
> the 68000 flat memory model. Also expect to get more RAM.

A libc is being ported (from an 8086 libc, if I remember correctly), and
the point about needing RAM isn't quite right: uClinux should easily run
with 1 meg of RAM + 1 meg of ROM (not more then a normal PalmPilot Pro
contains), but you'll need a FLASH RAM card to actually load the OS into a

Kenneth Albanowski (, CIS: 70705,126)

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