My old Cyrix CPU

I've got an old workhouse PC, mostly retired now but I fire it up every now and again to test Puppy.

Cyrix 6x86 200MHz CPU, 128MB RAM, el-cheapo 14-inch monitor. The BIOS is dated Feb. 1998.

Have just tested 4.3beta2. This is my bottom-of-the-rung machine -- if the pup runs on this, I'm happy. Yep, 4.3beta2 is fine, although I found a bug, the serial mouse setting was not remembered after creating a pupsave -- I thought that old bug was fixed, I'll take another look at it.

Anyway, tempestuous raised the question, will the kernel be the final kernel for 4.3? I'm very happy with it, there are no showstopper bugs reported on the forum... so, yes, that's it.

The source is here:

Posted on 8 Sep 2009, 8:04


Posted on 8 Sep 2009, 16:26 by grndoor
Kernel source file

The patched source file for kernel appears to be corrupt:

The md5sum for the downloaded file is:


It should be:


Posted on 8 Sep 2009, 16:40 by BarryK
Corrupt kernel source
Ok, I'm uploading it again. gFTP estimates upload completed 18 minutes from now.

Posted on 8 Sep 2009, 17:24 by BarryK
Kernel re-uploaded
Ok, done.