[rescue] Ultra 1 newbie q'ns

John Floren slawmaster at gmail.com
Fri Dec 29 23:02:29 CST 2006

On 12/27/06, Michael-John Turner <mj at turner.org.za> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 27, 2006 at 06:50:17PM -0800, John Floren wrote:
> > The machine is an Ultra 1 @ 175 Mhz and 64 MB of RAM. I'm sure RAM is
> > really the bottleneck here.
> Yep, sounds like it. You can probably get some kind rescuers to send you
> some RAM if you ask nicely :)

You all heard the man... RAM? Anyone? To somehow help a starving
(well, not quite) college student? :-)

> > Another reason it took so long was that, as I said, it had to compile
> > a lot of dependencies. I believe that was the first thing I had
> > compiled on that machine (shows my priorities). Anyway, that box
> > blazes compared to the PII, 32 MB laptop I just installed FreeBSD on.
> Heh. I still have a 486 DX2/50 laptop with 12MiB running NetBSD 2.0
> floating around here somewhere.
> ...
> total memory = 11900 KB
> avail memory = 10012 KB
> mainbus0 (root)
> cpu0 at mainbus0: (uniprocessor)
> cpu0: Intel 486DX2 (486-class), id 0x435
> cpu0: features 3<FPU,VME>
> ...

Yeah, there's a 486 DX/33 with 16 MB (all in little 1 MB sticks) out
in the garage. I installed OpenBSD on there some 3 years ago and
haven't touched it since. I've really been tempted to pull it out and
start playing with it again. Somehow, when it's /that/ slow, it's just
kinda cool :-) Now, this 900 Mhz Compaq I've got lying around, I
should expect more from, but so far I've just installed Ubuntu (ugh, I
know) and SIMH/VMS. There's not too much you can do when you're home
on break for just 2 weeks and have only a dialup connection :-(

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