[rescue] Ultra 1 newbie q'ns

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Sat Dec 30 10:16:22 CST 2006

>From: John Floren <slawmaster at gmail.com>
>Date: 2006/12/29 Fri PM 11:02:29 CST
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] Ultra 1 newbie q'ns

>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? :-)

Are you not quite a college student or not quite starving? ;^)

>> > 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

I installed FreeBSD (I think) on a 386/40 with 16 Meg RAM over DIAL-UP with a boot floppy and a 33.3 Modem. Neat that it could be done, but like you, I rarely plaed with it...


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