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Re: [opensuse] Legacy hardware support in openSUSE 10.3
  • From: Per Jessen <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 17:54:19 +0200
  • Message-id: <h18f7b$a5p$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Larry Stotler wrote:

On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 10:05 AM, Per Jessen<per@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
The current kernel is still built for i586 I think, so even a Pentium
133 would do.  I think I have one somewhere :-)

Nope. Pentium Pro(i686) or higher. I tried to install 11.0 on a K6-2
and it refused, because it said that i586 is not supported by the
current kernel.

Really? That surprises me - I was sure the minimum was still i586.

I could test the PPro part. I have 2 boards somewhere with PPro 200's
and 128MB RAM........However, I ran 10.2 on one of them and it wasn't
fast enough, even as a server. scp speeds on a 100Mb card was under
2MB/s, and the cpu was pegged at 100%.

Depends on what you want your server to do, I guess - even a 486DX2 can
saturate a 100Mbit/s card. With rcp, not scp.


/Per

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Per Jessen, Zürich (21.2°C)

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