Help! (486 setup advice) (fwd)

Seth Gordon sgordon at
Tue Feb 22 13:58:31 EST 2000

I recently installed Red Hat 6.0 on a 486 machine.

For Red Hat, you need at least 16 MB of RAM, and their default installations
take up quite a bit more than 100 MB.  (I'm not sure how much, but it's
definitely less than 4 GB, which is the smallest hard drive on the market
these days.)

However, LOAF (Linux On A Floppy -- can run in 4 MB
(although 6 MB is recommended) on a 486, and LRP (the Linux Router Project
-- can run a basic router in 12 MB.  Both of
these distributions fit on one 1.44MB floppy disk, so the size of your hard
drive is irrelevant.

perl -le"for(@w=(q[dm='r 0rJaa,u0cksthe';dc=967150;dz=~s/d/substrdm,\
(di+=dc%2?4:1)%=16,1ordi-2?'no':'Perl h'/e whiledc>>=1;printdz]))\
{s/d/chr(36)/eg;eval;}#In Windows type this all on 1 line w/o '\'s"
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