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SubjectRe: Linux-asm (was A patch for linux 2.1.127)
On Fri, 20 Nov 1998, Brandon S. Allbery KF8NH wrote:

> In message <7335q7$ej7$1@palladium.transmeta.com>, H. Peter Anvin writes:
> +-----
> | Followup to: <Pine.LNX.3.95.981119125048.327A-100000@chaos.analogic.com>
> | By author: "Richard B. Johnson" <root@chaos.analogic.com>
> | In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
> | >
> | > Linux probably started at the DOS prompt (shreak Oh! ---horrors), the
> | > primatives necessary to get into 32-bit mode were probably done in
> | > MASM (shreak Oh! ---horrors), and the first I/O was probably via
> | > RS-232C.
> |
> | Wrong on all counts. Linux started at the Minix prompt, the assembler
> | used was as86, and the first I/O was to the VGA console.
> +--->8

Not according to a quote from Linus, where he made two tasks on
'386 machine and got the machine to switch tasks back-and-forth.
This was a long time before anything became "unix-like". Truly
this was done with MASM (or was it TASM), Linus may confirm.


Cheers,
Dick Johnson
***** FILE SYSTEM WAS MODIFIED *****
Penguin : Linux version 2.1.128 on an i686 machine (400.59 BogoMips).
Warning : It's hard to remain at the trailing edge of technology.

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