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Re: [SLE] Compiling Kernel for other (firewall) machine
- From: bernie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (bernie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)
- Date: Mon, 22 May 2000 17:22:33 +0800 (WST)
- Message-id: <200005220922.RAA12177@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Calyth tapped away at the keyboard with:
> No wonder you don't have problems. It's great that you manage to put
> SuSE on with 8MB cause I tried before and it failed.
Installation is a *pain*. Setting up swap space during installation
is an obtuse process! Not for the unwary. After installation, no problem.
> I would definite need 16MB because I'm using cable modem that would pass
> 10Mbps around my home network once built, so I would need at least 16MB.
Well, I too have a 10Mbps network and it presents no problem.
> Currently the 486 destined to be a firewall has 24.
That's a comfortable fit.
At the moment, the 8M box is only using 1.4MB of swap. There are
probably still a few daemons I could exorcise to reduce core
> If the firewall would serve as firewall, then why not just go for a
> monolithic kernel where there's no modules? Then you don't have to worry
> about modules. Besides, your modem driver will be loaded as modules so
> frequently (if you're net addict that is) then why not build them
> directly to kernel?
The network card! I have old cards lying around and some are
unstable; so I'd rather allow that to be a module because I don't
want to rebuild a kernel and then wonder how to transfer it to a
machine without a working network card! The firewall doesn't even
have a CD-ROM. It's loaded as NFS client.
PPP and most other necessary stuff is linked into the kernel.
What "modem driver" would you suggest? I'm OK on the serial port
thanks, minimal as possible. No mouse, no fancy graphics, no sound
except the "bleep". Not even parallel drivers. Well, that's in the
stripped kernel; the stock one is still running and it leaves almost
enough space as you can see.
If my dumb terminal worked without fizzing and popping, I'd
'decapitate' the firewall and run a serial console without graphics
card and keyboard. I've no spare serial ports on my main box so I
can't hook that up with null-modem cable for the purpose. <sigh>
Bernd Felsche - Innovative Reckoning
Perth, Western Australia
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