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Re: OpenBSD usefulness as laptop workstation
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: OpenBSD usefulness as laptop workstation
- From: David Neal <technofiend_(_at_)_yahoo_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 07:51:37 -0700 (PDT)
--- Jd <jd_(_at_)_jackdan_(_dot_)_net> wrote:
> Eumh, all this talk about using a laptop as a
> firewall made me get my
> old laptop out of the closet. My question is, is
> 16mb of ram enough for
> a firewall? Of course i woudln't run X on the
> machine...it would only
> serve as a firewall.
I've run OpenBSD on a 24MB laptop, I'm thinking
16MB would work, if not a sodimm to bump it up
slightly should be cheap and easy to come by.
Booting and installing from floppy is the way to go.
Don't forget to install openbsd (or another OS
of your choice) twice. As Chuck Yerkes and others
have proven, a stripped openbsd can live in a few
So install a diag/download/upgrade copy of obsd in
case you want to re-install your main/working copy
of openbsd. Much faster than digging around for
that removable floppy drive and cutting a boot disk.
Finally, don't forget that IDE adapters that will
go from the micro-ide interface found on laptops
means you can always pull the HD and install using
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