On Wed, 7 Apr 1999, paddy e wrote:
> I want to get a 2 or 3 boxes to run linux on it's own, and hook up to
> NT (just for the craic). I've seen 486 -dx2's for around £150 mark.
> Would these do the job? Plus would SUSE or Red Hat be better (I have
> both, 5.2). I know RH is easier to install but that is not an issue.
RAM is an issue for both distributions;
SuSE expects 16Mb+ during install but uses a command-line config tool.
RedHat installs OK under 16Mb but most of the config tools need X11
which really needs 16Mb+
Check the RAM in any machines you buy; old 4Mb/30pin sticks are
hard to find these days.
Other than that, 486s will run fine. AFAICR Alan Cox's linux.org.uk
web server was such a beast for quite a while.
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