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Re: [suse-security] Fierwall
  • From: Bjorn Tore Sund <bjornts@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 09:58:19 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0202050952390.31363-100000@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

On Mon, 4 Feb 2002, Christoph Wegener wrote:

> Fuel wrote:
> > Hi
> > Is it possilble to biuld a firewall on a intel486 computer with suse 7.3 professional
> YES!!

- but you'll need to be a bit creative. The machine probably won't boot
from any of the pre-packaged boot-floppies, and you may have problems
running with any of the prekompiled kernels.

What I've had to do when installing on hardware that old is boot from
an old SuSE distro floppy (SuSE 6.2 is still sitting on my shelf...)
and then run the new yast installation from CD or over the network.
Then it's time to reconfigure the kernel for the older type of processor
and compile.

For specific purposes like that, on that old hardware, I'd probably try
for the more specialized distros. My personal favourite is floppyfw,

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