5.1 on a 386

Fernando Gleiser fgleiser at cactus.fi.uba.ar
Thu Jun 12 13:44:04 PDT 2003

On 12 Jun 2003, Lowell Gilbert wrote:

> No, the 386SX is a problem because it has no floating point registers
> (or any other floating point support, for that matter).  The 386DX
> (with the floating point support onboard) is supported just fine, as I
> understand it.

No. That's the diference between the 486SX and the 486DX. The 386
never had FP on chip, you need a separate 387. The 386SX is a 386
with a 16-bit data bus, instead of the 32-bit data bus of the 386.


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