... Linux on a 386/12Mhz Laptop with 2 MB RAM?

... Linux on a 386/12Mhz Laptop with 2 MB RAM?

Post by Klaus Kettn » Fri, 27 Jun 1997 04:00:00



Hi,

i searching for a distribution for my old laptop. Its a monochrome
IBM 386/12Mhz with 2 mb RAM and 40 mb harddisk, a unidirectional
printerport (no PLIP) and a 1,44 floppy-drive.

Linux on this "power"-machine should be installed just for fun and
too demonstrate some Microsh...-gurus that Linux is running on such
a small machine.

Any hints are welcome! ThanX!

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... Linux on a 386/12Mhz Laptop with 2 MB RAM?

Post by Hauke Zue » Fri, 27 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Klaus Kettner messed up this group with the words:
: Hi,

: i searching for a distribution for my old laptop. Its a monochrome
: IBM 386/12Mhz with 2 mb RAM and 40 mb harddisk, a unidirectional
: printerport (no PLIP) and a 1,44 floppy-drive.

: Linux on this "power"-machine should be installed just for fun and
: too demonstrate some Microsh...-gurus that Linux is running on such
: a small machine.

: Any hints are welcome! ThanX!

Hi!

First: this is a german newsgroup and so we do reden in deutsch!
Zweitens: Wie schauts mit S.u.S.E. LINUX aus???
Zu bestellen unter http://www.suse.de

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... Linux on a 386/12Mhz Laptop with 2 MB RAM?

Post by Brett Kosins » Sat, 28 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:>Hi,

>i searching for a distribution for my old laptop. Its a monochrome
>IBM 386/12Mhz with 2 mb RAM and 40 mb harddisk, a unidirectional
>printerport (no PLIP) and a 1,44 floppy-drive.

>Linux on this "power"-machine should be installed just for fun and
>too demonstrate some Microsh...-gurus that Linux is running on such
>a small machine.

>Any hints are welcome! ThanX!

  Heh, this sounds like what I've done to my 386 laptop with 2 megs of RAM.
:)  First off, go to following URL:

http://rsphy1.anu.edu.au/~gpg109/mem.html

If you go to that page there is a 2 disk install set that can install in
896k of RAM (I think).  Now, this set should get you booted.  Then, compile
a minimal kernel on your main box, install it on the laptop, and you should
be fine.  I'm currently running a 2.0.30 kernel on my laptop, with about
2200k of my 2600k available after the kernel boots.

  Now, I have a quick suggestion for this laptop.  You could use it as a
dumb serial terminal to your main Linux box.  This is what I use mine for.
If you do this, you will definitely have to compile a new kernel, this one
with ELF support.  Then, just copy ld.so.conf, ldconfig, and the shared
libraries you'll need, and a communications program.

  Incidentally, with the minicom, a few shared libs, joe (an editor), and a
couple of other programs, I've got Linux installed in 7 megs of HD space. :)

Brett.

 
 
 

... Linux on a 386/12Mhz Laptop with 2 MB RAM?

Post by Richard Jeline » Sun, 29 Jun 1997 04:00:00



> : i searching for a distribution for my old laptop. Its a monochrome
> : IBM 386/12Mhz with 2 mb RAM and 40 mb harddisk, a unidirectional
> : printerport (no PLIP) and a 1,44 floppy-drive.

> : Linux on this "power"-machine should be installed just for fun and
> : too demonstrate some Microsh...-gurus that Linux is running on such
> : a small machine.

> : Any hints are welcome! ThanX!

> Hi!

> First: this is a german newsgroup and so we do reden in deutsch!
> Zweitens: Wie schauts mit S.u.S.E. LINUX aus???
> Zu bestellen unter http://www.suse.de

Aber nicht auf der Kiste.

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... Linux on a 386/12Mhz Laptop with 2 MB RAM?

Post by Rob Wheele » Wed, 02 Jul 1997 04:00:00


System :  Unisys 386SX 25 with Math Coprocessor
Problem:  Adaptec 1520 Compatible SCSI controller on board.
          Linux Lite? doesn't work.  Did before but we don't
          Know the parameter or switch to make recognize the controller?

Goal   :  Get this or full OS working so as to use the GNAT Ada
          Compiler and implement task processing. (Educationally
          Speaking).

Closing:  Greatly appreciate any assistance.

                        Thanks

 
 
 

... Linux on a 386/12Mhz Laptop with 2 MB RAM?

Post by Louis J. LaBash J » Thu, 03 Jul 1997 04:00:00


|Hi,
|
|i searching for a distribution for my old laptop. Its a monochrome
|IBM 386/12Mhz with 2 mb RAM and 40 mb harddisk, a unidirectional
|printerport (no PLIP) and a 1,44 floppy-drive.
|
|Linux on this "power"-machine should be installed just for fun and
|too demonstrate some Microsh...-gurus that Linux is running on such
|a small machine.

Take a look at Paul Gortmaker's "Memory Savers" pages:

  http://rsphy1.anu.edu.au/~gpg109/mem.html#ksw

Also, you might apply the knowledge from these pages to the
MCC-1.0+ distributions.

The following kernel data is from such a combination:
-rw-------   1 root     root    207364 Jun 26  1996 zImage-lite-new
-rw-------   1 root     root    215556 Aug 24  1996 zImage-qic02
-rw-------   1 root     root    199172 Mar  7  1996 zImage-serial

If kernel 1.0 supports your hardware then I would recommend using it.
I've been running this setup for 3 years on the Inet, very stable.
I call this system Linux-lite for obvious reasons.

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