[CentOS] Re: Centos 4.x and embeded x86 (wrap, pcengines)

Tue Dec 5 22:20:03 UTC 2006
Scott Silva <ssilva at sgvwater.com>

Oliver Schulze L. spake the following on 12/5/2006 2:11 PM:
> Kevan Benson wrote:
>> On Tuesday 05 December 2006 07:10, Daniel de Kok wrote:
>>   The higher end (48xx) Soekris box is a 586, and CentOS installs fine
>> (PXE booting is the easy route).  I can't comment on the WRAP boxes, I
>> haven't actually worked with one.
> Thats correct, I'm planing buying an AMD Geode that is i586
>> I think to actually get CentOS down that small there's a few RPMs you
>> have to force remove.  It makes upgrading anything a pain because you
>> have to manually add and force packages for install as well.
> Will take this in mind, I was thinking upgrading with yum.
>>> With lower-end hardware it is usually easier to go with a custom Busybox
>>> setup. Busybox is small, and quite easy to set up.
>> I would second this.  CentOS' dependencies are pretty complex and
>> intermingled when you get to a small set of installed RPMs.
> I think I should get a 512MB flash memory, they are cheap these days and
> will help having
> more .rpm installed.
> I'm planning using it as a router, so I need:
> - yum
> - iptables
> - ssh
> - apache + php
> - maybe mysql
> Thanks Daniel and Kevan for the info
> Oliver
I know this is a CentOS list, but did you look at monowall?
It is great on those small boards, and runs in less memory.

Please don't flame me. I just like to have more options when I do a project. I
assume that others will too!


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