Subject: Re: Minimal NetBSD
To: Andrew Gillham <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 09/24/2000 11:12:55
I have a friend using a 4MB 80386 box as an ethernet/modem NAT
box (with occasional nethack games :)
Its probably worth adding 'makeoptions COPTS="-Os"' to the
config file, plus if you are running current you can save more
with 'options VNODE_OP_NOINLINE', and if you are keeping nfs
client code 'options NFS_V2_ONLY' to save space by not having
nfs3 or nqnfs code...
Its probably worth having a 'GENERIC' kernel based on the
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On Sat, 23 Sep 2000, Andrew Gillham wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > Hmm... I don't (currently) have a NetBSD box with that much
> > space. I have a Linux box with a few Gb spare (at present),
> > is it possible to build a NetBSD kernel on a Linux machine?!
> I can help you get a kernel if you wish. Let me know what kind
> of hardware is in the box.
> 386 (with or without FPU)
> BUS (ISA or ISA/EISA)
> IDE drive(s)
> floppy drive(s)
> MSDOS filesystem
> CD9660 filesystem
> Any network card
> I'll try to build a small kernel (just for fun) and see what can actually
> boot in 3MB. (by hard-coding the memory in the kernel config)
> My guess is no networking, etc.