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Re: [SLE] 486 fast enough?
  • From: anijap@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 18:00:59 -0400 (EDT)
  • Message-id: <1418.209.213.251.96.1083708059.squirrel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Try gentoo

Hans du Plooy said:
> On Tuesday 04 May 2004 20:14, S.R.Glasoe wrote:
>> Does it have a "Turbo" switch and is it "on"?
> Have a jumper on the board for that - the box that it's in is a bit newer.
>
>> I'd say you need more RAM if it'll take it.
> I tried sticking two more 8mb simms (72 pin) in it, but it came up with
> kernel
> panick. I have a feeling it takes non-edo ram or something like that.
> I'm
> not too sure, my memory of all those different types of ram are a bit
> hazy...
>
>> In theory that machine should work for a firewall. I'd
>> suggest one of the extremely light weight Linux distributions or the
>> firewall-on-a-floppy distributions that still support 486s.
> I'll definitely look into this. Just got a bunch on a recent magazine
> cover.
>
> On Tuesday 04 May 2004 20:25, Mads Martin Joergensen wrote:
>> NetBSD is definately the way to go here.
>
> Would FreeBSD work as well, or is NetBSD actually faster/lighter? I
> thought
> of a minimal gentoo too - I have enough extra machines that can do distcc
> to
> make that not quite as painful and slow as it might otherwise be.
>
> Thanks
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> Kind regards
> Hans du Plooy
> Newington Consulting Services
> hansdp at newingtoncs dot co dot za
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