Linux in 386 Boxes

Linux in 386 Boxes

Post by Timothy Murp » Thu, 02 Feb 1995 23:38:50




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

I don't know what you mean by "most simple configuration possible".
Linux (slackware) runs perfectly on my 386 (DX/25) with 8MB RAM.
Admittedly X is a little slow, but not unbearably slow.
In any case this is probably because of my Trident card, not the CPU.

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Linux in 386 Boxes

Post by Joao Barreto Fernand » Thu, 02 Feb 1995 21:31:46


[ Article crossposted from comp.os.linux.admin ]
[ Author was Joao Barreto Fernandes ]
[ Posted on 1 Feb 1995 13:26:15 +0100 ]

        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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Linux in 386 Boxes

Post by James Bour » Sat, 04 Feb 1995 18:00:12



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

: I don't know what you mean by "most simple configuration possible".
: Linux (slackware) runs perfectly on my 386 (DX/25) with 8MB RAM.
: Admittedly X is a little slow, but not unbearably slow.
: In any case this is probably because of my Trident card, not the CPU.

I'm running Linux on a 386 sx16, 4MB RAM, 256kb VGA card and 140 MB HDD.  I
don't have any problems.  The only thing is if you get a few consoles busy
there tends to get a bit of a lag.  I also 'can' run X, and do use the gcc
all the time.  I even compile the kernel without problems.  (Though I will
start the compile at night and install the kernel in the morning after it's
finished, about 6 hours). ;-)

jim

 
 
 

Linux in 386 Boxes

Post by Phil Hugh » Sun, 05 Feb 1995 13:32:46



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

Works fine.  Here at Linux Journal we have been installing low-end used
386 boxes at peoples desks.  They run Linux, do some work locally and can
telnet into the main Linux boxes for serious work.  A 386 with 4MB ram
works just fine.
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Linux in 386 Boxes

Post by Lige Hensl » Fri, 10 Feb 1995 14:24:01




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

: I don't know what you mean by "most simple configuration possible".
: Linux (slackware) runs perfectly on my 386 (DX/25) with 8MB RAM.
: Admittedly X is a little slow, but not unbearably slow.
: In any case this is probably because of my Trident card, not the CPU.

I run it on my 386sx-16 with 5 megs.  It's fine.  Not a fast compiler,
but still very much acceptable.  IF you have less than 4 megs and an
sx-16, you may be dissapointed...

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1. Linux in 386 Boxes


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

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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