[HARDWARE] Just Courious......

Jim C. Nasby jim at nasby.net
Mon Sep 20 02:42:29 EDT 1999


Jesper Monsted wrote:
> > You need a Hard drive, also. And an OS. (Yes, you can put Linux, FreeBSD, etc it's
> > free), unless you develop a networked OS that stays on a floppy to boot. And some RAM
> > also.
> > And the Internet Connection? Via a proxy on a real "full" PC? OK, but then you need a
> > hub to mount a network, and a NIC on the real PC. Hmm... Your price has quite a bit
> > swollen, no?
> 
> Why do you think i added the floppy? =)
> 
> OK, i forgot some BNC network cable and a few T-connectors, but those
> won't cost anything notable...
> 
> For the OS, linux (ofcourse :)), running off the floppy, mounting whatever
> it needs from NFS from my linux server and using it as a proxy as well (or

You might want to look into PicoBSD... then entire OS fits on a floppy.
Might even have room for a client. If you get something pieced together,
*please* let us know; we'd love to be able to put a complete client
setup on a single floppy!

Moo!
dB!
decibel at distributed.net
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