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SubjectRe: Linux Runs on 386 Sx 16 - 2MB RAM !!!

I found in a warehouse a dual processor 386 (sx/dx??) 33 Mhz...

Its "suped" up, 210 megs of hard disk space, and 16 megs of ram !!!

does linux support 386 dual processor machines -- was MP specs out back
then -- it would be neat to set it up as a mail server >;)

...any ides..


On Mon, 2 Mar 1998 jafour1@austin.ibm.com wrote:

<WWW>Well there was a linux kernel called "linux lite" that was based on 1.0.9
<WWW>that was claimed to run in < ~860k.
<WWW>I got it running on a 2 meg 386.
<WWW>
<WWW>Was ok for text/batch type processing. I would say that would be about it.
<WWW>
<WWW>
<WWW>
<WWW>
<WWW>
<WWW>On Mon, 2 Mar 1998, Mikael Abrahamsson wrote:
<WWW>
<WWW>> On Mon, 2 Mar 1998, David Fries wrote:
<WWW>>
<WWW>> > On Mon, Mar 02, 1998 at 06:40:24PM +0100, Rik van Riel wrote:
<WWW>> > > On Mon, 2 Mar 1998, Rene Zikken wrote:
<WWW>> > >
<WWW>> > > >
<WWW>> > >
<WWW>> > > I suppose you don't have any memory left for the
<WWW>> > > message text :-)
<WWW>> >
<WWW>> > Read about the next message down :) I have actually run X on a
<WWW>> > computer with 2 megs of ram. Now the question is can you run 2.1.x on
<WWW>> > a 2 meg machine, I thought it had some limit at 4 megs, and if you
<WWW>> > can't run it, why not?
<WWW>>
<WWW>> I have run linux on a 386sx-16 with 8 megs of ram, I wouldnt call that
<WWW>> speed acceptable.
<WWW>>
<WWW>> I tried linux (slackware 2.3, late 1.1.x kernels) on a 486sx-25 with 2
<WWW>> megs a couple of years ago. After 10 minutes and it only had gotten 5-6
<WWW>> daemons up and running and was swapping itself to death I turned the poor
<WWW>> thing off.
<WWW>>
<WWW>> I'm glad that other guy managed to get it running... I'd say that 4 megs
<WWW>> would be a definate minimum.
<WWW>>
<WWW>> -----
<WWW>> Mikael Abrahamsson email: swmike@swm.pp.se
<WWW>>
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<WWW>
<WWW> Jaime Fournier
<WWW> AIX SYSADMIN
<WWW> jafour1@austin.ibm.com
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