Why not install one of those floppy installations (basically a
boot floppy - there has just been a mail about one) and then
add the apps you need?
You could add RPM and work from there. It should be a good way
of ensuring that nothing surplus gets on and you have up to date
kernel, libs etc.
Anyone got any opinions on this?
Dave Wilson wrote:
>> I want to set up an obsolete 486 (12Mb RAM, a few hundred meg hard disk)
> as a dialup server/ipmasq/proxy/mail server (in order of importance).
> I'll be plugging in an external modem and dialing up arbitrary Irish ISPs
> (read: Eircom, Esat Clear). Any recommendations on which route to take:
>> * Go with a recent, heavy distro (e.g. RH6.1) and install as little
> as possible except vitals and networking.
>> * Go with an old install of Red Hat, Debian, Slackware, whatever.
>> * Go for one of the really light distros.
>> I'm concerned that the heavy dists will be too heavy, but the
> linux-on-a-floppy-or-three ones won't have the right dialup tools,
> or the oomph I'll need when I eventually get round to installing
> squid and sendmail.
>> Anyone tried this yet?
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