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Re: OpenBSD usefulness as laptop workstation
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: OpenBSD usefulness as laptop workstation
- From: Chuck Yerkes <chuck+obsd_(_at_)_2003_(_dot_)_snew_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 17:07:23 -0400
- Mail-followup-to: Chuck Yerkes <chuck+obsd_(_at_)_2003_(_dot_)_snew_(_dot_)_com>, misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Reply-to: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
I just pulled out an older 486 that had 2.5 on it.
I put the boot floppy in to get it to run 3.3.
It's got 8MB of RAM (and two empty slots, but dig
for scrap RAM). It failed.
I put the disk into a bigger machine, installed and
moved the disk.
With GENERIC, it sucked (4MB free). With a kernel
with no USB, SCSI, PCI or most network things, no
IPv6 or crpypto, I now have 6.7MB free.
It runs. It swaps a lot, but it runs. Into
a closet for it until I find more RAM.
2MB? Good luck getting a kernel and a running shell.
Karlbridge might work for you though...
Quoting Teemu Schaabl (teemu_(_at_)_lynix_(_dot_)_net):
> At 11:24 25.04.2003, Richard P. Koett wrote:
> >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.
> >That's a FAQ Jack. Get your flame suit ready...
> >FWIW I'm running a 3.2 firewall on i386 with 48Mb no problem.
> is there any chance to get openbsd running on a machine with less than
> 4 MB Ram - i got a toshiba T2000SXe - it has 2 MB? I won?t use it
> as a firewall, but it would be neat to have it running as Console.
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