Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 30th Mar 2012 22:13 UTC, submitted by kragil
Linux "It is common to see newbies asking in microcontroller forums if they can run Linux on their puny little 8-bit micro. The results are usually laughter. It is also common to see, in Linux forums, asked what the minimum specs for Linux are. The common answer is that it requires a 32-bit architecture and an MMU and at least a megabyte of ram to fit the kernel. This project aims to (and succeeds in) shatter(ing) these notions. The board you see on the right is based on an ATmega1284p. I've made one with an ATmega644a as well, with equal success. This board features no other processor and boots Linux 2.6.34. In fact, it can even bring up a full Ubuntu stack, including (if you have the time) X and gnome."
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by ml2mst on Fri 30th Mar 2012 23:33 UTC
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Uzix is a single user Unix implementation for MSX (Z80) and yes, like Ubuntu/GNU/Linux it's Free Software.

Wouldn't it have been more realistic to base the project on Uzix. I mean 16 hours to bootstrap... Yawn!

If he cross-compiled the OpenMSX emulator, he could run Uzix out of the box:

Oh well, I hope the dude had some fun wasting his time ;-)

Edited 2012-03-30 23:34 UTC

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