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Re: debian-trivia

On Mon, 2003-01-06 at 13:26, Thomas PARIS wrote:
> On Sun Jan  5 at 08:45 (-0800), Josh Narins wrote:
> > Does anyone know the oldest piece of machinery, still
> > pingable, running Debian? What about not pingable?
> For a friend of mine I installed potato on a 386/4MB/100MB. Had to cheat
> to do it, that is to put the hard drive in another computer as 4MB is
> not enough to install potato. And now that it is installed it can't do
> much as as soon as you log in it starts using the swap. But it does
> pretty well what it's being used for : sharing an ADSL connection. And
> of course it's nice now to know that I can say: I did it! ;)
> Oh and I don't know how old the computer is because he got it from
> someone who was throwing it away.

You know, you don't have to install Debian to do that. Rolling a
customized system with exactly what you need and nothing else might be a
better solution. I once made an Ethernet bridge box experimentally, from
an old 486, doing that. It was fast compared to running a full distro.


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