Subject: Minimal NetBSD
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List: port-i386
Date: 09/23/2000 22:39:28
Hello Andrew!

  AG> With 8MB (typical for a 486 with 8x30 pin SIMMs)...

So /that's/ where all the 1Mb x 8 bit SIMMs went!  <grin>

  AG> You wouldn't be able to run X...

I don't really want to, not on that machine anyway.

  AG> I would think that a web server (perhaps 'thttpd'
    > instead of apache) would run ok and give you some
    > practice with NetBSD.

I don't want a web server on there, although an FTP server
would be useful (looks like I'll have to add that network
card after all ;o)

  AG> Anyway, sounds like you're going to be having some fun
    > with a new system!

I've been procrastinating a little bit about building this
machine, partly because of the cost.  A friend has recently
offered me a machine that should do the job though.  It will
most likely replace a machine I have here now that's due for
retirement.  The new machine will be more flexible and
useful, and not take up much space.  I think I've convinced
myself it's worth the time and effort.

  AG> Let us (on the lists) know if you have some problems,
    > we should be able to help you solve them.

That's great to hear. I've wanted to come back to NetBSD for
a while - the help I'm receiving through this mailing list
makes that possible.


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