RE: 386 install
My plan is for a very simple use: no X server, just text mode.
But I am currently stuck since I encounter a problem in the
boot sequence (see initial email in the thread - looks related
to the floppy).
Any advise, suggestion to go around this problem ?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martin Albert [mailto: ]
> Sent: lundi 20 novembre 2000 19:08
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: 386 install
> > Btw. forget it. I saw a pentium/100 with 8MB RAM, and it was
> unusable slow.
> > apt-get-installing a 20kb-package took 5 Minutes(!). After
> upgrading to 24MB
> > RAM (didn't check 16MB), it was a cool server, even able to run small
> > php3-scripts in a fast manner.
> As always it only depends on what you're going to want your computer to
> handle. I have had an 8MB-386 Laptop to work as a portable
> protocoll-analyser, scope, etc. - no X, just SVGALib and console.
> To compile it's own kernel would take 1,5 hours, lots of swapping, etc.
> Does it have to do this - any other machine on the network did it
> faster and so they did it for him - hey, that's linux, where we all
> work together ;-)
> But beware, i had no luck with any debian BINARY packages after the bo
> release (very ancient) to run on a 386, the kernel hung right after
> unpacking itself. I will try a debian install on _4_ (four) MB 386-25
> in a few days. Still looking around for the details of cross-compiling
> (to 386 and m68k), as i think this is the only possible way to get
> things going.
> The 386 is needed as a single client web-server & browser for a
> christmas party in mannheim, roadcase on December 25th, 8pm.
> Currently it is running an old SuSe-Kernel, decoding radio-wheather
> faxes all day long.
> The 32MHz ATARI-TT (greetings & respect, Kerstin!) will be my
> So have fun & do your thing, but remember, you will have to compile
> that stuff yourself!
> greetings, martin
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