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Re: real-i386 (was Re: i386 requalification for etch)

At Thu, 03 Nov 2005 18:11:56 -0300, Daniel Ruoso wrote:
> I think i386 debian arch is not suitable anymore for real-i386 machines
> (self-experience), I mean, it's not suitable even for a Pentium 133 with
> 32 Mb RAM. Ok, I know it works, but it's a waste of memory and CPU
> cycles to run a full glibc-based distro in such restrictive
> environment...

That's the greatest joy of it -- to see a Free OS running on forgotten
machines.  This is somehow a liberation of the machines/architectures.
My mail server and gateway is ST (Cyrix) at 100 MHz and it's doing
fine.  Basically you have to follow 3 rules - patience, patience and
patience ;-)  Compiling a 2.6 kernel on a i486 with 8 MB RAM takes
11-12 days.

> So, I would state it as: "Want your 386/486/pentium I running Debian?
> help the i386-uclibc port" :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

I'd love to, but unfortunately I'm a translator and documentation
writer, I don't have programming skills :/
But I'll follow it closely, thanks.

Yavor Doganov

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