Re: Debian on i486
Leonid Grinberg wrote:
I am hopefully going to recieve an old i486 machine, and for kicks, I
thought that it would be nice to install Debian. Does anyone know how
I would go about doing this, as well as how much success I should
expect to get? Obviously, Debian no longer supports i486, but perhaps
there is a way? I would prefer to run Testing, but considering the
cirumstances, I may have to settle for something else.
I would just like to get some advice about the project.
Thanks in advance!
I believe that I had Woody running on an i486. I haven't tried anything
more recent on a box that old (although I still have a few of them
around, currently collecting dust). How much memory does the box have?
If you have at least 16MB then you should probably be OK with installing
Woody, without too much trouble. With less memory, you might have to
jump through a few hoops. The box I had it on only had 12MB, but it was
originally installed with Bo, IIRC, and just upgraded from there.
No boom today. Boom tomorrow. There's always a boom tomorrow.
What?! Look, somebody's got to have some damn perspective around here.
Boom. Sooner or later ... boom!
- Susan Ivanova: B5 - Grail