I got minix running on a generic 286 in 1995 but gave my opinion on people wanting to run a *nix type system on a Tandy 1000:
Jul 5, 1995, 3:00:00 AM
BTW: For those interested in MINIX 1.7.0 – the free-for-personal-use MINIX now available at ftp cs vu nl (or ftp vu cs nl – I forget) – you may come across problems installing them into your Tandy 1000 RL or Tandy 1000 RLX.
I haven’t tried the 1000 TL downstairs yet – I think I’ll bring a boot-disk down and check it out…
You may have to use TINYROOT to get the whole thing started. People with PS/2’s are having similar problems – RAMDISK too large, things like that.
If you have a junky non-tandy around (XT, 286, whichever) – try minix on that instead, and keep Deskmate on the Tandy Minix likes making use out of junky systems and making them good, not taking good systems like the Tandy 1000’s – what direction could it take it?