Re: Linux Runs on 386 Sx 16 - 2MB RAM !!!

Lorens Kockum (
Wed, 4 Mar 1998 10:17:27 +0100

On Tue, Mar 03, 1998 at 12:45:49AM -0500, Jon Lewis wrote:
> My first Linux box was a 386sx-20 with 6mb. Compiling kernels
> sucked...about 2.5h

I had (and still have) a 386sx/16 with 2MB of RAM.

Using 1.0.9 lite it was quite acceptable for things like minicom
and such, but g++ sucked bad ;-) The memory was on the low
side; when it booted didn't use the swap - until someone
logged in....

Problem was, to use 1.0.9 lite I had to compile it - using
the 1.2.13 that I had! With no daemons whatsoever running,
it took 52 hours and 10 minutes, swapping all the way.

4 megs would've been heaven :-)

#include <std_disclaim.h>			Lorens Kockum

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