suitability of freebsd 5.3 for 486 dx2 66?
NKoch at demig.de
Fri Jul 8 13:16:41 GMT 2005
If it is only for cli
and learning programming,
I'd suggest to install FreeBSD 4.11.
All you need (gcc, perl, python, vim/emacs)
is readyly available from
the original install cd #1.
I had a comparable box running as
a samba fileserver under FreeBSD and
even could run a "make world"
You need to have at least a cdrom drive
or network card in your 486 box for
If you don't need the comfort
of sysinstall, you could also
give netbsd a try.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Cecil
> Sent: Friday, July 08, 2005 2:16 PM
> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: suitability of freebsd 5.3 for 486 dx2 66?
> I plan on running a 486 I found laying around as a
> freebsd box. It only has a floppy, and yes, it's a
> 486. It does have 500 meg hard disk and 20 megs of ram
> though. Any ideas as to what is realistic to expect
> out of this machine? I plan to run it as a CLI box
> only to learn perl, python, C++ and some other stuff
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