*nix on "classic" systems
classiccmp at memory-alpha.org.uk
Fri Apr 13 20:32:58 CDT 2007
> A P90 will do. I have Debian running on a 486sx25 with 32 MB of
>RAM. It's quite luxurious for a low-end 486, but it's still pretty
Yeah, when I last tinkered with Linux in 1996 I ran it on a 486DX-50. It ran
well enough, but then I wasn't running X (I could never get it to drive the
VGA card or monitor properly).
> My firewall machine is a P133.
As it turns out, the Vectra is actually a P-120. I have another old (home
built) P-90, which I'm thinking about setting up as a firewall, maybe....
> You almost certainly won't want to run a GUI on such a machine....
A shell prompt will be more than sufficient for my purposes at the moment;
though being able to log in remotely from my M$ box would be immensely
TTFN - Pete.
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