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Re: mac68k Port question
Martin Marconcini wrote:
> Hi !!!
> I need a small box for internal use. I though that i might try a different
> port rather than the usual i386. I have found a couple of Macintosh Quadra
> 650 With 16Mb Ram. and 80Mb hard disk space.
> I have been reading http://www.openbsd.org/mac68k.html about the port and
> this particular model seems to be well supported. The question is, has
> anyone tried this hardware w/openbsd? Is there any issue. There will be no X
> on it. Can openbsd be installed on 80 mb??? (minimal!) It there any issue
> about this?
> Base/Etc sets.
80m is not going to cut it.
First of all, keep in mind that the Mac68k port is not "free booting"
-- it requries MacOS to boot first, that is going to take some of that
disk space. After that, 120M was the smallest drive I ever tried an
OpenBSD install on, and as I recall, a base system was quite snug
there. And then the point of this, I presume, isn't to load the OS,
but to DO something with it after it is loaded...
Ports alone currently takes up 47M -- BEFORE you have built anything.
It expands rapidly from there.
While it might be possible to do a very stripped install of OpenBSD to
an 80M Mac drive, I don't think it would be a general purpose box at
all, and it would not be a task for beginners (not that the Mac
install ever was...)
The good news is you should be able to find a 1G or 2G drive fairly
easily -- "small" SCSI drives are fairly common now surplus.
(who just felt motivated to stick a "big" 2g drive in one of his
Quadras and start getting OpenBSD loaded on it)