On Tue, Jul 09, 2002 at 12:07:52PM +0100, Brian O'Donoghue mentioned:
> Couldn't you just use a 2.0 or a 2.2.... I'm using 2.4.19 on a 386dx w 16 mb
> of ram... but in the ram range of 1-6mb you should still get away with an
> early 2.2... or at least a 2.0.
No. They changed the VM for 2.0, it's really not a good idea on 386s. 2.4
is a good bit better on small machines, as it's more tunable. Only problem
being that you mightened have everything you need.
> Like I say is there any real reason you have to use a 1.x .. if it were me
> I'd use say a 2.2 and possibly put the box to work as a low end
> gateway/firewall for a small lan... possibly dhcp server and or mailserver..
> depending on the available diskspace...
However, he isn't you, and it's a machine at home he's playing with. And
your home only needs so many firewalls and mail servers.
I think the idea of running the 386 with as old a software as you can
find has a certain appeal. I wonder could you still get a hold of some SDS
install images or the like...
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