Install on 486 with floppy reboots after mfsroot
bob88 at eng.ufl.edu
Thu Feb 12 08:43:41 PST 2004
Warren Block wrote:
>On Thu, 12 Feb 2004, Brent Bowman wrote:
>>> I get to the end of step "188.8.131.52 Booting for the i386™" where it
>>> tells to boot the kernel and no matter what I do, it just reboots the
>>> computer! Therefore it looses whatever it tried to put in memory and
>>> starts over again. How can I get it to go to the kernel setup?
>>> My Hardware:
>>> IBM PS/Valuepoint 486 33MHz
>>> 8 MB RAM
> This is likely the problem. The install needs more than 8M, somewhere
> between 12 and 16M last I heard.
> If it helps, I have a Valuepoint 486 DX2/66 with 32M of RAM that runs
> 4.8 flawlessly.
I've got 4.9 running on a 486/33 with 20 MB of RAM, so if you can scrape
up that much it should be sufficient. It works fine as a personal mail
server with Courier, except that the IMAP folders containing over 10,000
messages cause huge amounts of thrashing when I open them. Takes
It also takes nearly three days to build 4.9 from source on a 486/33...
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