A very old machine

Thomas T. Veldhouse veldy at veldy.net
Tue Jan 23 15:13:31 PST 2001


That machine should take a drive that is as large as 550MB :)

Memory is problematic as it probably takes the old 30-pin SIMS.

Slackware would do nicely.  They even have an option to create a bunch of
floppy disks.

Actually though, on such an old machine, I would pop in a network card or
hook up a modem and put FreeBSD on the machine (current version is 4.2).  I
will leave that to you to figure out.

Tom Veldhouse
veldy at veldy.net


-----Original Message-----
From: lfs-discuss-owner at linuxfromscratch.org
[mailto:lfs-discuss-owner at linuxfromscratch.org]On Behalf Of Zero Piraeus
Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2001 5:10 PM
To: lfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org
Subject: A very old machine


Hey:

I just bought a rather ancient 486SX/25 that doesn't seem able to handle
either CDROMs or modern HDs [no mention of CDROMs in the BIOS, and
HD-autodetect fails to recognize a 2GB HD]. It's got a 163MB HD and 8MB
of RAM, and that appears to be all it'll ever put up with.

So, does anyone here know of a distro that makes a good starting point
for installing LFS, is fairly painless to install from floppies, and
will cope with such a limited system??

Thanks.

  -[z].


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