Subject: Re: SPARCstation boot (Zip) disk
To: port-sparc <>
From: Andy Ball <>
List: port-sparc
Date: 12/28/2002 22:04:50
Hello Christian,

   CS> You could easily get an X terminal in under 50MB.
     > Stick the fonts on a server, add some swap space and
     > you'd be set for an X terminal on a 110MB Zip drive.

As I mentioned to Brian, I won't be trying that on this
particular machine.  That said, I'm interested in knowing
what's involved.

For example: is it practical to build an X terminal from a
machine with just read-only media (say a CD-ROM drive)?  How
much of the filesystem could be mounted read-only and what
would need to be copied to a RAM disk?

- Andy Ball.