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> cpu: 40mhz 386
> ram: 4meg
This is potentially a big problem. If memory serves, Smoothwall is
based on RH 6.0 / kernel 2.2.18, which is somewhere between difficult
and impossible to install with that little RAM. Even Slackware, these
days, is difficult without more.
The Smoothwall docs don't say much about hardware requirements, but I
can guarantee that 4 MB is pushing it. Additionally, Smoothwall
implements IPSEC (and SSH?), and so will use both extra RAM and floating
point math functions for crypto: Your 386 probably lacks a math chip,
and so has to handle that through software emulation.
> I'll try cleaning the floppy drive, or replacing it - but I really
> want to just have it running as a gateway. would it work if i pt the
> hd into the P3 i have, and install smoothwall on that, then transfer
> the hd back?
That might work.
Cleaning floppy drives is somewhat difficult to justify, economically,
given the low replacement cost.
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