[CentOS] [SOLVED] Re: Desktop update (32 bit) from 5.2 to 5.3 - fuse & ntfs-3g-mount

JohnS jses27 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 11 21:44:50 UTC 2009

On Sat, 2009-04-11 at 13:35 -0500, Lanny Marcus wrote:
> Wish I had a box with more RAM, so I could try VMware or
> Virtualbox. That is something I want to try, but this box only has 512
> MB of RAM. Lanny
Download VirtualBox from Sun. Im pretty sure you can run it. On CentOS
that is. Just use 254MB for the Host and the gueat. Just split it up.
Below is tops output when runing win$ server 2003 while doing domainprep
and forestprep for active directory. Processor is a P4 1.7 533MHz Bus
UDMA 100 Disks. Although the virtual machine images run on:

hdd1              4.13       106.04       157.34   14226701   21109552,,

I run one image per drive and not on the system drive. The device block
sizes are 4096 and they run the Deadline Scheduler. By no means it not
like lightning but it runs better than some on native hardware and
serves my purpose. Basically it's a testing machine. I also run CentOS
5.2 on it all on top of CentOS 5.3. Bottom line is I think it is doable
with 512MB of RAM. Also this is an older board ICH4 Chipset

top - 17:32:45 up 1 day, 13:12,  2 users,  load average: 1.50, 1.75,
Tasks: 107 total,   2 running, 105 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
Cpu0  :  6.8%us, 74.5%sy, 10.2%ni,  0.4%id,  6.6%wa,  1.1%hi,  0.5%si,
Mem:    775132k total,   767532k used,     7600k free,    34268k buffers
Swap:   524280k total,   102956k used,   421324k free,   230584k cached

10211 root      15   0  353m 296m  14m S 72.5 39.2  51:23.37 VirtualBox 


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