[RC5] Getting the maximum performance out of a single processor machine

Neill R Smith neill at nrsmith.freeserve.co.uk
Wed Jun 21 22:48:18 EDT 2000


or how about a cd-image for those of us with cd-r drives, and who can boot
from cd's? would have to store the buffers in ram though i guess.

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net
[mailto:owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net]On Behalf Of cyb97
Sent: 18 June 2000 10:47 AM
To: rc5 at lists.distributed.net
Subject: RE: [RC5] Getting the maximum performance out of a single
processor machine


Slackware will be my choice... it works perfectly as
floppy distro.... (and there is already an available
zipdisk distro from slackware for those with
zipdrives)

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cyb97 / noXtension



on 18.06.2000 01:53:38, the guilty party (ie. "Scott Campbell"), stuck
his/her head out with the following anouncement:
>I got a couple answers back...basicly, Redhat will not work as a floppy
>distro, but there are some options avail...two messages quoted follow:
>
>1)Well you can always use toms root boot disk it gives you a
>lot of support and would work as a mini distro check it out.
>http://www.toms.net/rb/home.html
>I use it for rescue but it is a good distro
>
>--Mel Sojka
>
>2)There are alot of mini-distros out there. I've used PocketLinux and it's
>pretty good.  It's
>got vi and full network support.  I'm not sure of the address, I downloaded
>it a goodly
>while back and I don't remember where I got it from.  I believe that Tucows
>Linux has a
>section devoted to mini-dristros
>
>--Jason
>
>
>Scott Campbell
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net
>[mailto:owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net]On Behalf Of Basil A. Daoust
>Sent: Wednesday, June 14, 2000 1:55 AM
>To: rc5 at lists.distributed.net
>Subject: Re: [RC5] Getting the maximum performance out of a single
>processor machine
>
>
>Kelly,
>
>   How do I get redhat to fit on a floppy with dnet, I have a couple
>computers I could add but I've run out of HDD's and haven't gotten
>up the energy to build a root/nfs machine.  I have loaded a version of
>linux in about 300 meg but that's way more than a floppy.  Any help
>would be great?
>
>   Are you suggesting its enough to put a kernel with lilo on a floppy?
>How do I configure the ne2000 card which is isa?   I was thinking if I
>built one system with a HDD I could then maybe make a bootable disk after?
>
>Basil
>
>Kelley Cook wrote:
>>
>> --- Dennis Lubert <plasmahh at dialup.nacamar.de> wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > This works for single processor machines only, but if someone knows
>> > how to support SMP under DOS, please let me know. Perhaps it would
>> > be also nice to implement (if possible) this TCP/IP int the
>> > DOS-client.
>>
>> Actually Linux is a good alternative solution.  Running without X and
>> with no other damons running should be as fast as DOS w/MS-client and
>> it works with SMP too.
>>
>> And it also will fit onto a floppy.
>>
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