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    SubjectRe: Linux Runs on 386 Sx 16 - 2MB RAM !!!
    Well there was a linux kernel called "linux lite" that was based on 1.0.9
    that was claimed to run in < ~860k.
    I got it running on a 2 meg 386.

    Was ok for text/batch type processing. I would say that would be about it.





    On Mon, 2 Mar 1998, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:

    > On Mon, 2 Mar 1998, David Fries wrote:
    >
    > > On Mon, Mar 02, 1998 at 06:40:24PM +0100, Rik van Riel wrote:
    > > > On Mon, 2 Mar 1998, Rene Zikken wrote:
    > > >
    > > > >
    > > >
    > > > I suppose you don't have any memory left for the
    > > > message text :-)
    > >
    > > Read about the next message down :) I have actually run X on a
    > > computer with 2 megs of ram. Now the question is can you run 2.1.x on
    > > a 2 meg machine, I thought it had some limit at 4 megs, and if you
    > > can't run it, why not?
    >
    > I have run linux on a 386sx-16 with 8 megs of ram, I wouldnt call that
    > speed acceptable.
    >
    > I tried linux (slackware 2.3, late 1.1.x kernels) on a 486sx-25 with 2
    > megs a couple of years ago. After 10 minutes and it only had gotten 5-6
    > daemons up and running and was swapping itself to death I turned the poor
    > thing off.
    >
    > I'm glad that other guy managed to get it running... I'd say that 4 megs
    > would be a definate minimum.
    >
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    Jaime Fournier
    AIX SYSADMIN
    jafour1@austin.ibm.com

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