[Techtalk] Two Totally off-the wall Questions
james at james-web.net
Fri Jan 25 23:29:57 EST 2002
I do this actually.
In fact, this email is going through a P90, with 96megs of RAM and a
540meg HD (461 for ext2).
I run Debian on it. I just did the absolute minimal install (No
packages selected in the install). I then just apt-getted the basics
(ssh, exim was autoinstalled, pop3 server, bind). Run with plenty of
room. I've had ~1200 emails sitting on the server waiting for me at
Granted I'm a little tight on space at ~52 meg. But I can always add a
HD and mount it as /var/spool/mail. And I actually just cleaned up my
/usr/src and now have 112 meg free. It is doable :)
I think I'm going to take another one like this and put it on my
production network as a snort sniffer.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: techtalk-admin at linuxchix.org
> [mailto:techtalk-admin at linuxchix.org] On Behalf Of wny-tc at juno.com
> Sent: Friday, January 25, 2002 9:59 PM
> To: techtalk at linuxchix.org
> Subject: [Techtalk] Two Totally off-the wall Questions
> Hi. Keith here in the Depths of the Great Bergen Swamp
> A couple of questions:
> 1 - If I want to set up an old PC as just a Linux Email box,
> what do I need for hard drive space? I have a couple of old
> Pentiums here, a 75 MHz with 24 MB RAM and a 540 MB HD and a
> 233 MHz with 64 MB RAM and a 1.6 GB HD. I am sure that the
> larger, faster one will hack it, but how about the old/slow box?
> 2 - I have inherited an old IBM Thinkpad 350 from one of my brothers.
> It's a 486-33/12MB RAM/850MB HD. Is there any chance of
> being able to run any sort of tiny Linux installation on that machine?
> 73, Wm. Keith Hibbert, WB2VUO, Trustee of the NQ2RP/B 10 M
> beacon President, Brockport Amateur Radio Klub (BARK),
> Technical Coordinator, ARRL WNY Section Ph - 585.494.1239
mailto:wb2vuo at arrl.net
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