Well, that is a toughie. If I remember correctly, when I tried what you
are doing, I only had limited success. Most of my problems came from
setting up and using a swap file. Not only that, it was realy rather
slow... about twice as slow as DOS. I said to myself, What the Heck. I
backed up my 40 MB HD, removed the partition, and installed Linux using
the xiafs file system. What an improvement! It is much faster and MUCH
more stable. If removing your DOS partition is even a remote option, I
suggest you try it.
BTW I have a 386SX16 with 4MBRAM and a 40 MB HD with a 10MB swap
partition. I have GCC, basic networking utilities, some source, and some
games on my machine. Great little experimentation unit!
Ken L. KA9RVK/0