> In fact, to everybody else who is reading this, doesn't it just point out > that 486 support is, effectively, already broken, (as I suspected), > because the devices that typically go with machines of that era are > suffering bit-rot in the tree?
Absolutely not. First, 80486 support is not broken (but an FPU is required); second, isa drivers receiving few, if any, attention, doesn't mean they are no longer working. Ever heard of `if it ain't broke, don't touch it'? Or are you just trolling for the sake of it?