Red Hat Minimum Spec

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  1. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    Hi I have got the three disk version of Red Hat and I want to set it up and use it as a router/FTP server. What are the minimum specs for this as my current server is only a P233mmx 32meg of ram.
     
  2. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    should be OK, just dont install things like X-Window support and other garbage like that. You might want to put in a bit more RAM, but I know someone running RedHat on a 133.

    Its the thing about Linux and Unix, it is scablable

    Oh yeah and FreeBSD rules :p
     
  3. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    FreeBSD?? :confused:

    And I cant fit more ram as getting EDO is a total nightmare
     
  4. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    http://www.freebsd.org/

    If you cant get more ram then the 32 you have will still be able to run it, more ram is always better though :D
     
  5. NetRyder

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    If you still want to use Linux, Slackware should run well. :)
    But 32MB of RAM might be a little too less to run X.
     
  6. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I have RedHat 7.0 running on a 32mb/133MHz/2GB that was only because I wanted to see if the box works (which it does btw :p ) and RH was the only CD to hand.

    Personally I'd go with FreeBSD as Geffy says.
     
  7. Zedric

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    If you want a router/FTP server without hassle you can check out ClarkConnect: http://www.clarkconnect.com/

    Very easy to set up and use. It wants 64MB RAM though, but should still install on 32.
     
  8. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    Thanks for your help the reason i wanted to use red hat was like SPeedY_B it is the only cd i have to hand and being on dial-up cant download big other programs :(

    (the server is for when i return to university in september and need to run a server for the house network (which is on broadband))
     
  9. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Definately go with FreeBSD, it's much nicer for a server. More organised and nicer to use, I think.

    Perhaps you could get someone on a faster line to get the iso for you and give you a CD-r?

    you could also try http://www.yourlinux.com/ they will send you the 2 FreeBSD 5.1 cd's for £5.00 including postage! Which isn't bad at all :)
     
  10. indyjones

    indyjones OSNN.net Adventurer

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    Hi all thanks for your help :)

    I have decided to go mad and get some more ram i have found 64meg of edo (2 x 32meg) for £32 so that with 2 of my 8megs will take me to 80meg of ram which should help from the impression i have recived here.