Subject: Re: 1.6 i386
To: Marek <>
From: Michael Kukat <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 01/30/2003 18:43:13
Hi !

On Thu, 30 Jan 2003, Marek wrote:
> I wonder if anyone has installed NetBSD 1.6 on a i386 with no math
> coprocessor and 4 megs of ram ?

Yep. How about an ols Victor 386SX-16? Or a 386SX16-Laptop?

> I have made boot1 and boot2. When i insert them it goes through some
> numbers and hangs at disk 2. Still waiting maybe it takes a while. Any
> pointers would be appreciated.

The boot disks are just too large for 4 megs. I used the 1.5.2 bootdisks or so,
and installed it manually.

But don't expect too much. It is nice to have NetBSD on such a machine, but ssh
to some host needs about 5 minutes until it asks for the passphrase (protocol
2). If you don't need all the niftiy features of a modern OS like NetBSD,
consider installing Minix or a very old version of NetBSD.

But at least 1.6 works... You want to compile the kernel on a different


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