Re: Switching from BootX to quik
On Fri, Feb 11, 2005 at 12:10:47PM -0500, Mehul Sanghvi wrote:
> I can run Debian on a 7200/120 _without_ any MacOS partition ?
> Is my understanding correct ?
> <eyeing my 7200/120 with a new look>
> I don't have a MacOS that works on the 7200, so can I do the install
> without MacOS ? Or do I need MacOS to do the install and then
> I can blow it away ?
Maybe someone else can answer that -- I started with MacOS, installed
LinuxPPC years ago, then switched to Debian, getting rid of the MacOS
partitions along the way.
> I would really love to know the steps needed to get my 7200
> to be a pure Linux system. How much RAM do I need or should
> have on the system ? I'm just going to use it as a mail/web server
> or maybe as a firewall. And if possible, keep it headless.
This is exactly how I use my 7600 (as a headless firewall). It has
160M of RAM and a 1GB SCSI disk, utilized as follows:
$ free -m
total used free shared buffers
Mem: 155 143 12 0 42
-/+ buffers/cache: 31 124
Swap: 198 0 198
(So I'd guess 64M would be plenty for a firewall.)
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda2 1008M 424M 534M 45% /
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