What is bin86 and linux86...???

Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Fri Jul 7 07:39:25 PDT 2000

> Hi guys,
> What are these two packages, bin86 and linux86...???

They contain the linker (ld86) and assembler (as86) (among other things
we don't use) for the 8086 instruction set (which is present in every
cpu). A few programs like lilo and the kernel need this so setup things
like a master boot record.

Gerard Beekmans

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