Power Host Machine

Ian Molton spyro at f2s.com
Thu Jan 23 01:17:53 PST 2003


On Thu, 23 Jan 2003 07:26:53 +0000 (UTC)
rmillerd at rmsm.net (Rob Millerd) wrote:

> 
> Just wondering if it's OK to have a powerful host machine and then
> move the hard drive to an older computer.  For example I have a PIII
> 730MHz with 256 megs of ram as my host computer.

Yes. check the archives for stuff like 'uname-hack' and 'cross-compile'.

>  I'm building a LFS
> system to be a dial-up router computer to run on an old 386 133MHz

A what? 386 33? or 4/586 133?

> with 16megs of ram.  I noticed while installing Binutils that it said
> i686.  does this matter?  Will I have any problems running LFS on the
> old computer in this situation?

i686? is it a k-6 machine?

if it IS >386 then you will need to make sure that the linux you compile
for it only has 386 code produced, not 4/5/686.
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