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[ale] linux on a 486



Michael Smith wrote:
> 
> If everything fails, you could try OpenBSD.  I had it working on a 486/33
> with 32 meg of memory without any major problems.  I know it's not Linux
> but.....it's better then Windows 3.1....

Yeah, I actually tried openbsd, but my unfamiliarty, combined with my
lack of patiences, led be back to Linux.  I might try bsd again if this
attempt fails.

> 
> Mike
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wandered Inn [mailto:esoteric at denali.atlnet.com]
> Sent: Monday, August 06, 2001 7:28 AM
> To: ALE
> Subject: [ale] linux on a 486
> 
> I've been attempting to load linux on a challenging system.  It's a 486
> with 8 meg of ram.  Mandrake tells you up front to forget it, Red Hat
> will begin to boot, but a couple steps into the install process tells
> you you don't have enough memory.  I fell back on the tried and true
> Slackware which appears to work with limited systems.  In spite of the
> fact that the docs for 8.0 tell you the install requires 16 MB minimum.
> I figured I'd fire it up, create some extra swap and go with it.  Well,
> I get to the point where it's installing the devs package and, well it's
> still there two days later.  I can go to other virtual consoles and do
> limited stuff, but they begin to hang as well.  I could drop back to an
> earlier version of slack which I know has worked on this box in the
> past, but I'd like to go with latest greatest stuff if possible.
> 
> Anyone have any suggestions for other dists. that might fly with this
> limited box?
> 
> --
> Until later: Geoffrey           esoteric at denali.atlnet.com
> 
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> The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit
> to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his
> intelligence." - Albert Einstein
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Until later: Geoffrey		esoteric at denali.atlnet.com

"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds.
The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit
to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his
intelligence." - Albert Einstein
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