LFS 5 on OLD machine

tbdewey at earthlink.net tbdewey at earthlink.net
Mon Feb 2 16:48:11 PST 2004


I'm a newbie to both Linux and LFS. I'm working on installing LFS 
5.0 (stable) on an old Dell Pentium 200 (pre MMX) with 64 MB 
mem. The host is SuSE 8.2.  I'm using the first 5 gig of a 30 gig 
drive for LFS. SuSE is on the other 25, as is the swap partition per 
Chap. 3.  If anyone has done this version on a machine this old, I 
would appreciate knowing if:

glibc took 11 hours to make, check and install, gcc took 6, etc.,

the gcc part of the testsuite in both the Chap 5 second pass and in 
Chap 6 had 7 failures due to timeouts on the gcc-torture-compile 

Due to circumstances within my control but evidently beyond my 
competence, I have done this three times, now, and the times and 
errors have been essentially the same each time, so I've just  
chalked it up to the age of the machine. But I'd like to hear from 
someone if they think this is unreasonable.

Thanks alot.

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