[RULE] RULE minimum hw requirements

Eugene Wong disposable_eugene at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 27 08:43:37 EET 2004

Another use for 8 MB systems is to have them run servers that are rarely 
used or are light loads.

I remember there was the FreeSCO routers which were quite useful on systems 
with only 6 MB of RAM. On a system with 200 MB of disk space, you could 
probably create a useful swap partition @ 32 MB, which is way more than you 
need to work @ the console.

I don't know much about DNS or DHCP, but why can't a 8 MB diskless system 
boot up from the network? It could get the appropriate files from the 
terminal server.

1 day, I'd like to see a system that we could install where it would have 
all the relevant software installed, plus a few localhost network 
interfaces. This could allow a new user to practise administering a new 

While we are @ it, it would be nice to partition for the user, a few 4 MB 
partitions [or whatever the minimum is], which he could use to practise 
mounting, unmounting, sharing over the network, repartitioning with parted, 
& using fdisk.

Sincerely, & with thanks,
Eugene T.S. Wong

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