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Anyone got an idea how to compile a gcc from scratch without having any gcc/other C-Compiler installed? I've heard that I have to use some unoptimized-precompiled binary to compile the real compiler, but I have no idea where to get such a thing.
Also, Knoppix wouldn't run on such an old machine (particularly since it caches a lot in RAM -- I doubt you could even start the kernel with 4 MB).
In fact, I'm not sure if gcc is evcen going to run with anything approaching tolerable speed on a machine that old. But if you want to try there are a number of sites with gcc binaries available. What distro of Linux is on your system (or is it LFS)? If it's from scratch, you will probably just have to find a generic binary (or use a distro's binary), otherwise use the gcc packaged with your distro.