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Old 08-30-2007, 08:51 PM   #1
juanctes
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12.0: Wich Packages and Kernel tunning For the MOST minimal Install?


Hi! I need to know if there is around there an advice or better yet a list of packages to install in order to achieve two critical goals with Slackware 12:
Minimal Hard Drive Usage.
Minimal Ram usage at Runtime.
I have it already running on my antique laptop (compaq armada 1571 DM) which is:
200 Mhz
3Gb HD
64MB Ram

BUT I`M NOT SATISFIED with my last install(and first on the laptop, untill now i always used full install) I would like to use xfce or fluxbox (xfce, fluxbox and twm are installed now but twm sucks and xfce kills me, too much trashing) I also would like to be able to compile from source (the usual ./Configure; make; make install):
Only could reduce it to 1.4GB (now it is bigger but that is the original size)
and using free -m just after login in these are the results in a default runlevel of 3:
total used free shared buffers cached
54 52 2 0 6 30

I don`t get why it never detects 64 Mb (IS IT because of VEDEO MEM?)
besides i wanted to know if there is a way to make it use less than 22 Mb of RAM in console mode.. (52 - 30 cached)

Something else: I would apreciate some kernel tunning advices:
there is an option of timing for desktop installs that recomends 1000 Hz and also have 300 Hz and 100 Hz available (i dont hace the menuconfig at reach of my hand now). due to the low speed of my processor I wonder if interrupting a thousand times a second could affect my all ready poor performance..

i disabled as much as I new that i could from the /etc/rc.d dir.
this is my ls /etc/rc.d/
Quote:
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 112 2007-05-14 23:46 init.d/
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 2007-07-24 12:29 rc.0 -> rc.6*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1282 2007-03-26 22:12 rc.4*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 7358 2007-06-13 01:27 rc.6*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2322 2007-05-02 18:29 rc.K*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 9428 2007-08-02 12:04 rc.M*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 13646 2007-08-02 12:22 rc.S*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 466 2004-11-05 05:20 rc.acpid*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1614 2007-06-05 21:04 rc.alsa*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4370 2007-06-08 02:02 rc.bind
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 130 2007-07-29 22:20 rc.font*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 119 2004-05-30 01:19 rc.font.new*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1156 2007-07-25 23:12 rc.gpm*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 906 2007-06-27 21:48 rc.hald
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 703 2007-07-01 20:12 rc.httpd
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 9237 2007-06-30 23:04 rc.inet1*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3543 2007-07-30 02:50 rc.inet1.conf
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4477 2006-09-20 23:44 rc.inet2*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 497 2003-09-12 00:27 rc.inetd
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1924 2003-09-13 20:10 rc.ip_forward
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 140 2007-07-24 18:06 rc.keymap*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 272 2006-08-11 23:07 rc.local*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1560 2007-05-30 23:42 rc.messagebus*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 23 2007-07-24 12:27 rc.modules -> rc.modules-2.6.21.5-smp*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 28472 2007-06-19 17:20 rc.modules-2.6.21.5*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 28471 2007-07-26 03:01 rc.modules-2.6.21.5-smp*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2300 2007-03-24 01:52 rc.mysqld
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2444 2007-05-31 18:21 rc.nfsd*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 561 2007-05-07 02:15 rc.ntpd
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1722 2007-03-16 18:09 rc.pcmcia
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1402 2007-05-17 19:53 rc.rpc
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1169 2006-05-27 17:24 rc.saslauthd
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 967 2006-08-01 00:54 rc.scanluns
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2895 2007-06-24 04:33 rc.serial
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 895 2007-06-19 00:51 rc.snmpd
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1477 2007-04-03 14:36 rc.sshd
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 981 2007-04-09 20:10 rc.syslog*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1740 1999-09-11 17:48 rc.sysvinit*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 4195 2007-06-24 21:35 rc.udev*
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 11974 2007-05-19 02:44 rc.wireless
-rw------- 1 root root 7320 2007-05-19 02:44 rc.wireless.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2323 2005-07-31 20:56 rc.yp
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 48 2007-05-14 23:46 rc0.d/
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 48 2007-05-14 23:46 rc1.d/
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 48 2007-05-14 23:46 rc2.d/
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 48 2007-05-14 23:46 rc3.d/
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 48 2007-05-14 23:46 rc4.d/
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 48 2007-05-14 23:46 rc5.d/
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 48 2007-05-14 23:46 rc6.d/
At last I leave a dmesg just if someone can find it interesting in order to help.
THANKS! (just in case u dont get to the bototm )
Quote:
Linux version 2.6.21.5 (root@midas) (gcc version 4.1.2) #2 Tue Jun 19 15:22:48 CDT 2007
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
sanitize start
sanitize bail 0
BIOS-e801: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009f000 (usable)
BIOS-e801: 0000000000100000 - 0000000004000000 (usable)
0MB HIGHMEM available.
64MB LOWMEM available.
Entering add_active_range(0, 0, 16384) 0 entries of 256 used
Zone PFN ranges:
DMA 0 -> 4096
Normal 4096 -> 16384
HighMem 16384 -> 16384
early_node_map[1] active PFN ranges
0: 0 -> 16384
On node 0 totalpages: 16384
DMA zone: 32 pages used for memmap
DMA zone: 0 pages reserved
DMA zone: 4064 pages, LIFO batch:0
Normal zone: 96 pages used for memmap
Normal zone: 12192 pages, LIFO batch:1
HighMem zone: 0 pages used for memmap
DMI not present or invalid.
Allocating PCI resources starting at 10000000 (gap: 04000000:fc000000)
Built 1 zonelists. Total pages: 16256
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=Linux ro root=301
Initializing CPU#0
PID hash table entries: 256 (order: 8, 1024 bytes)
Detected 200.458 MHz processor.
Console: colour dummy device 80x25
Dentry cache hash table entries: 8192 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
Inode-cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
Memory: 55648k/65536k available (6111k kernel code, 9480k reserved, 1931k data, 344k init, 0k highmem)
virtual kernel memory layout:
fixmap : 0xfffea000 - 0xfffff000 ( 84 kB)
pkmap : 0xff800000 - 0xffc00000 (4096 kB)
vmalloc : 0xc4800000 - 0xff7fe000 ( 943 MB)
lowmem : 0xc0000000 - 0xc4000000 ( 64 MB)
.init : 0xc08de000 - 0xc0934000 ( 344 kB)
.data : 0xc06f7f75 - 0xc08dabac (1931 kB)
.text : 0xc0100000 - 0xc06f7f75 (6111 kB)
Checking if this processor honours the WP bit even in supervisor mode... Ok.
Calibrating delay using timer specific routine.. 401.68 BogoMIPS (lpj=803364)
Security Framework v1.0.0 initialized
Mount-cache hash table entries: 512
CPU: After generic identify, caps: 008001bf 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
Intel Pentium with F0 0F bug - workaround enabled.

CPU: After all inits, caps: 008001bf 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
Compat vDSO mapped to ffffe000.
CPU: Intel Mobile Pentium MMX stepping 01
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
ACPI: Core revision 20070126
ACPI Exception (tbxface-0618): AE_NO_ACPI_TABLES, While loading namespace from ACPI tables [20070126]
ACPI: Unable to load the System Description Tables
NET: Registered protocol family 16
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xf73c3, last bus=0
PCI: Using configuration type 1
Setting up standard PCI resources
ACPI: Interpreter disabled.
Linux Plug and Play Support v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
pnp: PnP ACPI: disabled
SCSI subsystem initialized
libata version 2.20 loaded.
usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
usbcore: registered new device driver usb
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
PCI: Probing PCI hardware (bus 00)
Boot video device is 0000:00:12.0
PCI: Using IRQ router OPTI [1045/c700] at 0000:00:01.0
Time: tsc clocksource has been installed.
ieee1394: Initialized config rom entry `ip1394'
PCI: Bus 1, cardbus bridge: 0000:00:11.0
IO window: 00001400-000014ff
IO window: 00001800-000018ff
PREFETCH window: 10000000-13ffffff
MEM window: 14000000-17ffffff
PCI: Bus 5, cardbus bridge: 0000:00:11.1
IO window: 00001c00-00001cff
IO window: 00002000-000020ff
PREFETCH window: 18000000-1bffffff
MEM window: 1c000000-1fffffff
PCI: setting IRQ 15 as level-triggered
PCI: Found IRQ 15 for device 0000:00:11.0
PCI: setting IRQ 11 as level-triggered
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 0000:00:11.1
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 0000:00:10.0
NET: Registered protocol family 2
IP route cache hash table entries: 1024 (order: 0, 4096 bytes)
TCP established hash table entries: 2048 (order: 2, 16384 bytes)
TCP bind hash table entries: 2048 (order: 1, 8192 bytes)
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 2048 bind 2048)
TCP reno registered
apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.16ac)
VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
Dquot-cache hash table entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096 bytes)
NTFS driver 2.1.28 [Flags: R/W].
JFS: nTxBlock = 434, nTxLock = 3479
SGI XFS with ACLs, security attributes, large block numbers, no debug enabled
SGI XFS Quota Management subsystem
OCFS2 1.3.3
OCFS2 Node Manager 1.3.3
OCFS2 DLM 1.3.3
OCFS2 DLMFS 1.3.3
OCFS2 User DLM kernel interface loaded
GFS2 (built Jun 19 2007 15:21:53) installed
io scheduler noop registered
io scheduler anticipatory registered
io scheduler deadline registered
io scheduler cfq registered (default)
pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
vesafb: framebuffer at 0x40000000, mapped to 0xc4880000, using 937k, total 2048k
vesafb: mode is 800x600x8, linelength=800, pages=0
vesafb: protected mode interface info at c000:9dc0
vesafb: pmi: set display start = c00c9e1c, set palette = c00c9e3b
vesafb: pmi: ports = 3c0 3c4 3c5 3c7 3c8 3c9 3d4 3d5 3d6 3d7 3d8 3d9 3da
vesafb: scrolling: redraw
vesafb: Pseudocolor: size=8:8:8:8, shift=0:0:0:0
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 100x37
fb0: VESA VGA frame buffer device
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
Real Time Clock Driver v1.12ac
Serial: 8250/16550 driver $Revision: 1.90 $ 4 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 16384K size 1024 blocksize
loop: loaded (max 8 devices)
Compaq SMART2 Driver (v 2.6.0)
HP CISS Driver (v 3.6.14)
input: Macintosh mouse button emulation as /class/input/input0
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 7.00alpha2
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
Probing IDE interface ide0...
Clocksource tsc unstable (delta = 72026739 ns)
Time: pit clocksource has been installed.
hda: IBM-DTCA-23240, ATA DISK drive
hdb: UJDA120, ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM drive
Probing IDE interface ide1...
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
hda: max request size: 128KiB
hda: 6354432 sectors (3253 MB) w/468KiB Cache, CHS=6304/16/63
hda: cache flushes not supported
hda: hda1 hda2 < hda5 >
hdb: ATAPI 16X CD-ROM drive, 128kB Cache
Uniform CD-ROM driver Revision: 3.20
ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
Loading iSCSI transport class v2.0-724.
iscsi: registered transport (tcp)
Loading Adaptec I2O RAID: Version 2.4 Build 5go
Detecting Adaptec I2O RAID controllers...
Adaptec aacraid driver (1.1-5[2423]-mh3)
aic94xx: Adaptec aic94xx SAS/SATA driver version 1.0.3 loaded
scsi: <fdomain> Detection failed (no card)
sym53c416.c: Version 1.0.0-ac
qlogicfas: no cards were found, please specify I/O address and IRQ using iobase= and irq= options<6>QLogic Fibre Channel HBA Driver
iscsi: registered transport (qla4xxx)
QLogic iSCSI HBA Driver
Emulex LightPulse Fibre Channel SCSI driver 8.1.11
Copyright(c) 2004-2006 Emulex. All rights reserved.
seagate: ST0x/TMC-8xx not detected.
Failed initialization of WD-7000 SCSI card!
DC390: clustering now enabled by default. If you get problems load
with "disable_clustering=1" and report to maintainers
megaraid cmm: 2.20.2.7 (Release Date: Sun Jul 16 00:01:03 EST 2006)
megaraid: 2.20.5.1 (Release Date: Thu Nov 16 15:32:35 EST 2006)
megasas: 00.00.03.10-rc1 Wed Feb 14 10:14:25 PST 2007
GDT-HA: Storage RAID Controller Driver. Version: 3.05
GDT-HA: Found 0 PCI Storage RAID Controllers
3ware Storage Controller device driver for Linux v1.26.02.002.
3ware 9000 Storage Controller device driver for Linux v2.26.02.008.
nsp32: loading...
ipr: IBM Power RAID SCSI Device Driver version: 2.3.1 (January 23, 2007)
RocketRAID 3xxx SATA Controller driver v1.0 (060426)
st: Version 20070203, fixed bufsize 32768, s/g segs 256
I2O subsystem v1.325
i2o: max drivers = 8
I2O Configuration OSM v1.323
I2O Bus Adapter OSM v1.317
I2O Block Device OSM v1.325
I2O SCSI Peripheral OSM v1.316
I2O ProcFS OSM v1.316
Fusion MPT base driver 3.04.04
Copyright (c) 1999-2007 LSI Logic Corporation
Fusion MPT SPI Host driver 3.04.04
Fusion MPT FC Host driver 3.04.04
Fusion MPT SAS Host driver 3.04.04
usbmon: debugfs is not available
116x: driver isp116x-hcd, 03 Nov 2005
ohci_hcd: 2006 August 04 USB 1.1 'Open' Host Controller (OHCI) Driver
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 0000:00:10.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 0000:00:11.1
ohci_hcd 0000:00:10.0: OHCI Host Controller
ohci_hcd 0000:00:10.0: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
ohci_hcd 0000:00:10.0: irq 11, io mem 0x41000000
usb usb1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v3.0
sl811: driver sl811-hcd, 19 May 2005
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
hub 1-0:1.0: Cannot enable port 1. Maybe the USB cable is bad?
hub 1-0:1.0: Cannot enable port 1. Maybe the USB cable is bad?
hub 1-0:1.0: Cannot enable port 1. Maybe the USB cable is bad?
hub 1-0:1.0: Cannot enable port 1. Maybe the USB cable is bad?
usb 1-1: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 6
usb 1-1: device descriptor read/64, error -62
usb 1-1: device descriptor read/64, error -62
usb 1-1: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 7
usb 1-1: device descriptor read/64, error -62
usb 1-1: device descriptor read/64, error -62
usb 1-1: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 8
usb 1-1: device not accepting address 8, error -62
usb 1-1: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 9
usb 1-1: device not accepting address 9, error -62
usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
USB Mass Storage support registered.
usbcore: registered new interface driver hiddev
usbcore: registered new interface driver usbhid
drivers/usb/input/hid-core.c: v2.6:USB HID core driver
PNP: No PS/2 controller found. Probing ports directly.
serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
md: linear personality registered for level -1
md: raid0 personality registered for level 0
md: raid1 personality registered for level 1
md: raid10 personality registered for level 10
raid6: int32x1 25 MB/s
raid6: int32x2 27 MB/s
raid6: int32x4 28 MB/s
raid6: int32x8 28 MB/s
raid6: mmxx1 62 MB/s
raid6: mmxx2 91 MB/s
raid6: using algorithm mmxx2 (91 MB/s)
md: raid6 personality registered for level 6
md: raid5 personality registered for level 5
md: raid4 personality registered for level 4
raid5: measuring checksumming speed
8regs : 220.000 MB/sec
8regs_prefetch: 191.000 MB/sec
32regs : 170.000 MB/sec
32regs_prefetch: 153.000 MB/sec
pII_mmx : 335.000 MB/sec
p5_mmx : 414.000 MB/sec
raid5: using function: p5_mmx (414.000 MB/sec)
md: multipath personality registered for level -4
device-mapper: ioctl: 4.11.0-ioctl (2006-10-12) initialised: dm-devel@redhat.com
TCP cubic registered
Initializing XFRM netlink socket
NET: Registered protocol family 1
NET: Registered protocol family 17
Using IPI Shortcut mode
input: AT Translated Set 2 keyboard as /class/input/input1
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
ReiserFS: hda1: found reiserfs format "3.6" with standard journal
ReiserFS: hda1: using ordered data mode
ReiserFS: hda1: journal params: device hda1, size 8192, journal first block 18, max trans len 1024, max batch 900, max commit age 30, max trans age 30
ReiserFS: hda1: checking transaction log (hda1)
ReiserFS: hda1: Using r5 hash to sort names
VFS: Mounted root (reiserfs filesystem) readonly.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 344k freed
pata_opti 0000:00:14.0: version 0.2.8
ata: 0x1F0 IDE port busy
ata: conflict with ide0
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:14.0 to 64
ata1: DUMMY
ata2: PATA max PIO4 cmd 0x00010170 ctl 0x00010376 bmdma 0x00011008 irq 15
scsi2 : pata_opti
scsi3 : pata_opti
ata2: port disabled. ignoring.
Yenta: CardBus bridge found at 0000:00:11.0 [0000:0000]
kobject_add failed for ohci_hcd with -EEXIST, don't try to register things with the same name in the same directory.
[<c03cb591>] kobject_shadow_add+0x101/0x1a0
[<c01375a8>] mod_sysfs_setup+0x18/0xb0
[<c0138907>] sys_init_module+0x1147/0x15d0
[<c0103ec0>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb
=======================
Yenta: ISA IRQ mask 0x06b8, PCI irq 15
Socket status: 30000006
Yenta: CardBus bridge found at 0000:00:11.1 [0000:0000]
Yenta: ISA IRQ mask 0x06b8, PCI irq 11
Socket status: 30000006
cs: IO port probe 0xc00-0xcff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x820-0x8ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x800-0x80f: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x3e0-0x4ff: excluding 0x408-0x40f 0x480-0x48f 0x4d0-0x4d7
cs: IO port probe 0x100-0x3af: excluding 0x220-0x22f 0x250-0x257 0x260-0x267 0x300-0x307 0x388-0x38f
cs: IO port probe 0xa00-0xaff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0xc00-0xcff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x820-0x8ff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x800-0x80f: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x3e0-0x4ff: excluding 0x408-0x40f 0x480-0x48f 0x4d0-0x4d7
cs: IO port probe 0x100-0x3af: excluding 0x220-0x22f 0x250-0x257 0x260-0x267 0x300-0x307 0x388-0x38f
cs: IO port probe 0xa00-0xaff: clean.
Adding 346712k swap on /dev/hda5. Priority:-1 extents:1 across:346712k
input: PC Speaker as /class/input/input2
input: PS/2 Generic Mouse as /class/input/input3
lp: driver loaded but no devices found
Linux agpgart interface v0.102 (c) Dave Jones
Capability LSM initialized
hub 1-0:1.0: Cannot enable port 1. Maybe the USB cable is bad?
hub 1-0:1.0: Cannot enable port 1. Maybe the USB cable is bad?
hub 1-0:1.0: Cannot enable port 1. Maybe the USB cable is bad?
hub 1-0:1.0: Cannot enable port 1. Maybe the USB cable is bad?
hub 1-0:1.0: Cannot enable port 1. Maybe the USB cable is bad?
hub 1-0:1.0: Cannot enable port 1. Maybe the USB cable is bad?
hub 1-0:1.0: Cannot enable port 1. Maybe the USB cable is bad?
hub 1-0:1.0: Cannot enable port 1. Maybe the USB cable is bad?
usb 1-1: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 18
usb 1-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
scsi4 : SCSI emulation for USB Mass Storage devices
usb-storage: device found at 18
usb-storage: waiting for device to settle before scanning
kobject_add failed for usb_storage with -EEXIST, don't try to register things with the same name in the same directory.
[<c03cb591>] kobject_shadow_add+0x101/0x1a0
[<c01375a8>] mod_sysfs_setup+0x18/0xb0
[<c0138907>] sys_init_module+0x1147/0x15d0
[<c0103ec0>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb
=======================
scsi 4:0:0:0: Direct-Access NEXIA NX-58xx MTP-MSC- 1.00 PQ: 0 ANSI: 0 CCS
SCSI device sda: 2059520 512-byte hdwr sectors (1054 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
sda: Mode Sense: 00 0e 00 00
sda: assuming drive cache: write through
SCSI device sda: 2059520 512-byte hdwr sectors (1054 MB)
sda: Write Protect is off
sda: Mode Sense: 00 0e 00 00
sda: assuming drive cache: write through
sda: unknown partition table
sd 4:0:0:0: Attached scsi removable disk sda
usb-storage: device scan complete
sd 4:0:0:0: Attached scsi generic sg0 type 0
THANKS VERY MUCH! (for those who read down to here)

Last edited by juanctes; 08-30-2007 at 08:54 PM. Reason: legibility
 
Old 08-30-2007, 10:53 PM   #2
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I'm guessing this is a Pentium MMX which means you'll need to use the huge.s kernel which supports older CPUs. I think your biggest bottleneck is having only 64MB of RAM. If you can do without X or install more RAM, you'll be better served.

I think one of the READMEs says that the minimum install is the A set, but that won't allow you to do much.

Compiling a custom kernel tossing out everything you don't need would help some.

I have Slackware 12 running on a Pentium MMX 233MHz with 128MB RAM. I consider that about bare minimum for X.

Dennisk
 
Old 08-31-2007, 06:59 AM   #3
duryodhan
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Hmm ... Use around 128MB of swap. Make sure thats the first primary partition.

Also second primary partition should be /.

Just install all packages in a/ first. Then install only what you need.

Reducing RAM usage: you NEED to recompile your kernel. Search in LQ , there are so many posts on how to do that. You could also see "Linux Kernel in A nutshell" book, available for free online. Other than that, there are a few threads titled "Making it scream" or "Making startup scream"

Also, you might want to consider something like Puppy Linux or Frugalware
 
Old 08-31-2007, 07:44 AM   #4
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I recently tried to make a small Slackware 12.0 install for a server myself. I started using QEMU and then stripped out packages that I didn't think would be required. I didn't do this with every packages, just the ones that didn't seem so important in the package's description.

In the end, I think this is what I was left with...
Code:
aaa_base-12.0.0-noarch-1
aaa_elflibs-12.0.0-i486-3
aaa_terminfo-5.6-noarch-1
bash-3.1.017-i486-2
bin-11.1-i486-1
bzip2-1.0.4-i486-1
coreutils-6.9-i486-1
*dcron-2.3.3-i486-6
devs-2.3.1-noarch-25
*dhcpcd-2.0.4-i486-2
dialog-1.1_20070528-i486-1
e2fsprogs-1.39-i486-1
elvis-2.2_0-i486-2
etc-11.1-noarch-6
gawk-3.1.5-i486-3
glibc-solibs-2.5-i486-4
grep-2.5-i486-3
*groff-1.19.2-i486-1
gzip-1.3.12-i486-1
hdparm-7.6-i486-1
inetd-1.79s-i486-8
iputils-s20070202-i486-2
*kbd-1.12-i486-2
kernel-headers-2.6.21.5_smp-i386-2
kernel-huge-2.6.21.5-i486-2
kernel-modules-2.6.21.5-i486-2
lilo-22.8-i486-4
*logrotate-3.7.4-i486-1
*man-1.6c-i486-2
*man-pages-2.55-noarch-1
module-init-tools-3.2.2-i486-3
net-tools-1.60-i486-1
network-scripts-12.0-noarch-4
pkgtools-12.0.0-noarch-4
*procps-3.2.7-i486-2
sed-4.1.5-i486-1
shadow-4.0.3-i486-14
sharutils-4.6.3-i486-1
smartmontools-5.36-i486-1
sysklogd-1.4.1-i486-10
sysvinit-2.86-i486-5
sysvinit-scripts-1.2-noarch-13
tar-1.16.1-i486-1
udev-111-i486-5
util-linux-2.12r-i486-6
The packages marked with an asterisk aren't required (to boot), but are recommended since they are either standard tools commonly found on *unix machines or very useful. I'm not a Slackware expert and if anybody knows what else can be safely removed from this list, let me know.

I'm not sure what the memory usage is with just these packages, but I wouldn't think it's much. Once install I think it was just over 200MB IIRC. I guess you could get it under that with a bit of tweaking.

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Old 08-31-2007, 06:53 PM   #5
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Thanks you all! I'll make some time to test every advise. Soon I'll let you know the results. (believe me, you need time to play around with a compaq 1571 DM)
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And what about the fact that the free command shows only 54 MB of ram?
 
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Hmm ... Use around 128MB of swap. Make sure thats the first primary partition.

Also second primary partition should be /.
Interesting clue.. y have just the oposite..
hda1 primary Linux ReiserFS 2898.4 MB
hda5 Logical Linux swap 355.08 Mb
I'll use a bootable partition magic to fix that.

pxumsgdxpcvjm: Right now the compaq is running a script that erase EVERYTHING that is NOT on your list (to many things are being remeved, scary..)

on kernel hacks i dont know if I'll acomplish this today.
 
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and using free -m just after login in these are the results in a default runlevel of 3:
total used free shared buffers cached
54 52 2 0 6 30

I don`t get why it never detects 64 Mb (IS IT because of VEDEO MEM?)
How much memory is detected in the BIOS? What does it show during POST? Is it a single chip, or more? Also, the amount of RAM sold is not the actual amount on the chip (i.e. I have a 512MB chip, but only get a little over 510MB). I doubt it's video RAM because (I would think) that would show up in shared. Either you don't actually have 64MB (most likely) or perhaps you have some bad blocks on the chip.
 
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Just after turning on it reports 65536 KB OK.
YES, it is a single chip.
the free command reports: Total: 56012 used:54260 free : 1752 shared: 0 buffers:5216 cached: 36200
don't know where are those 10 MB ! 10 / 64 = 15.62 % of my RAM ! :~(
pxumsgdxpcvjm: you leaved me naked! after running the above mentioned script i had to reinstall some packages again but u made me save almost 500 MB. I guess that is a thanks...
Sorry for being lost these days, work...
 
  


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