[Soekris] net4801 and hard drives
bill at stsx.org
Thu Nov 23 09:11:45 UTC 2006
A few years ago I managed to extract a fully-fledged RedHat 7.3
text-mode only server install from all the blah that RedHat wanted to
put onto my disk. Which was indeed tedious manual labour, because I
wanted to do it without breaking dependencies, so I wouldn't have to use
the rpm -f option while installing. With RH 7.1 I succeeded, but with RH
7.3 it failed because printer support required fonts which required X11
which requires .... (repeat until system runs KDE || GNOME || both).
The RH "minimal install", packed into a compressed tarball, was then 43
MB. But it's not only size that matters here: RPM has an incredible lot
to do before it ever gets to actually copying the files. And then there
is your network throughput of course, and the fact that writing to a CF
card is slooooowwwwww (assuming that you are using a CF card).
Anyway, I can't imagine that you really need 1.5 GB of RH/Fedora install
on your Soekris. Maybe switch to some OS that doesn't assume that you
are going for the graphical desktop on a 2 GHz PC?;)
On Wed, 2006-11-22 at 16:23 -0600, Wayne Walker wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 22, 2006 at 11:04:18PM +0100, Bill Maas wrote:
> > On Wed, 2006-11-22 at 13:12 -0800, William Estrada wrote:
> > > Wayne,
> > >
> > > I have installed Redhat and Fedora twice on my 4801. It is a lengthy process
> > > due to the under powered 4801 (266mhz).
> > Or "inefficient RedHat/Fedora/RPM", depending on how you look at it.
> > OpenBSD installs in minutes on a net4801.
> How much, some bare minimum ? I did a complete 1.5 GB install including
> all the development tools I will ever need, apache, mysql, ...
> > Bill
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