Subject: Re: 1.6 i386
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Julio Merino <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/30/2003 19:22:37
On Thu, 30 Jan 2003 18:43:13 +0100 (CET)
Michael Kukat <email@example.com> wrote:
> 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.
boot-tiny.fs will work.
> 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.
I installed an 1.6 on such machine. ssh does not need 5 minutes. IIRC it
takes around 2-3. What needs 5 minutes is the system to boot up completely.
Julio M. Merino Vidal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The NetBSD Project - http://www.NetBSD.org/