LFS 5 on OLD machine

Kevin Alm kevinalm at shenessex.heartland.net
Mon Feb 2 16:57:13 PST 2004

On Monday 02 February 2004 06:48 pm, tbdewey at earthlink.net wrote:
> Howdy
> 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
> tests.
> 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.
> tom

With a k6-3 450mhz and 512mb of ram I had a number of timeouts. I don't recall 
the exact number but 7 sounds familiar.


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