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nazgul533
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 3:40 am    Post subject: Will it be enough? (Solved) Reply with quote

I'm currently running a web server in Mac OS 8 on my PowerMac 7200/90. The classic MacOS proves to not be the best for hosting web sites. So I would like to know if you think this machine would be enough to run Gentoo with Apache web server, and a mail and ftp server. All without X of course, just in text mode. My specs are:

PowerMac 7200/90
90mhz PowerPC processor
4 GB hard drive
40MB memory

I would assume that it would run in text only mode, as that doesn"t take up much memory or processor power. Oh, and let me add that this site doesn"t get too much traffic. What do you think?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Off the Wall to Gentoo on PPC.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately, it'll be a little tough to run Gentoo on that machine, you really need at least 64Mb of ram for compilation. It might be possible with less, but it'll be *really* tight and it isn't recommended.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you say it would be really tight to run Gentoo on this computer, do you mean that it would take a while to compile, because if that's the case, then I don't care. Or do you mean things like the Web and mail server would run slow. Because then I would care.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2006 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I mean that it'll be very hard to boot and compile a base Gentoo system with that little ram. If you add more, you'll have a much easier time.
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