From: Bill Appelbe (bappelbe at domain iona.com)
Date: Fri 22 Oct 1999 - 13:59:52 IST
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?
> Irish Linux Users' Group: ilug at domain linux.ie
> http://www.linux.ie/mailman/listinfo/ilug for (un)subscription information.
> List maintainer: listmaster at domain linux.ie
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