Linux in 386 Boxes

Linux in 386 Boxes

Post by Lars Marowsky-Br » Mon, 06 Feb 1995 06:27:46




Quote:> [ Article crossposted from comp.os.linux.admin ]

It is considered a bad habit to crosspost too much, especially if
comp.os.linux.setup meets exactly the requirements for this post...

Quote:>    Does Linux with the most simple configuration possible, but still
> with all the networking features, run in 386 Boxes.
>    I'd like to practice networking at home (administration, programming,
> etc) and buying a cheap 386 Box seems nice to put together with my 486.

If you give them enough memory, of course. 8 MB will be a good start. More
is better. The processing power isn't that important under Linux, unless you
start doing heavy arithmetic.

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Linux in 386 Boxes

Post by Wes Conne » Wed, 08 Feb 1995 15:24:00



: > [ Article crossposted from comp.os.linux.admin ]
: It is considered a bad habit to crosspost too much, especially if
: comp.os.linux.setup meets exactly the requirements for this post...

: >  Does Linux with the most simple configuration possible, but still
: > with all the networking features, run in 386 Boxes.
: >  I'd like to practice networking at home (administration, programming,
: > etc) and buying a cheap 386 Box seems nice to put together with my 486.

I know this should go in a networking newsgroup but oh well. I want to
network a 386 running linux, a 8088 running dos(or maybe just a linux
terminal), and a 286 running dos. I was just wondering if it would be
possible and if so what would be required for it? Thanks.



 
 
 

Linux in 386 Boxes

Post by James Klaa » Fri, 10 Feb 1995 06:39:51



writes:

Quote:>I blew a motherboard and dropped in a replacement sitting around, a
>386SX-16 with 12MB memory. A breath taking 1.6 BogoMIPS,

Really, I got 4.something bogomips on my 386sx-25 with 12 MB ram.

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Linux in 386 Boxes

Post by Stephen Wilhe » Thu, 16 Feb 1995 07:36:20


Quote:> Spoken like a man who hasn't run recently on an underpowered box ;-)
> I blew a motherboard and dropped in a replacement sitting around, a
> 386SX-16 with 12MB memory. A breath taking 1.6 BogoMIPS, and I tell you
> slow doesn't begin to cover the topic of performance. Hint: the machine
> name is 'glacial' for now.

My college has a 386SX-20 set up as a Linux box.  It serves as a
backup bootp server, name server, and a few other stuff for our two
big Unix servers.  The only area that it really slowed down in was
loading Emacs.  We had to stick with JOVE instead.  Since we only had
an 80MB drive, that is probably better.  I think the Emacs slowdown is
because of the slow memory on the 386.  Everything else runs great.
We do plenty of network manipulation and programming on it.  GCC runs
pretty good on our little Linux box.  If you have more than 8MB of RAM
and don't run XWindows, then I think that you should be all set.
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1. Linux in 386 Boxes

        Does Linux with the most simple configuration possible, but still
with all the networking features, run in 386 Boxes.

        I'd like to practice networking at home (administration, programming,
etc) and buying a cheap 386 Box seems nice to put together with my 486.

        Thanks in advance,              Joao Barreto Fernandes.
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# Joao Carlos de Oliveira Barreto Fernandes     #

# <a href=http://www.di.fc.ul.pt/~barreto> </a> #    

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