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Old 09-28-2003, 09:07 AM   #1
El Gato Feo
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Cool setting up a 486 as the routr

I have an old 486. I want to use this as my Linuxroutr. The dsl/cable modem
will pass through here (the 486) and then to a wireless D-link that will go to a Mac, an XP and my (hardwired to the D-link) RH8 server machine.
My question is ... I have the 3 cd-roms that came with the boxed set. I know I don't need everything on there. I need only some basic stuff for a router. But I have no idea what to pull and copy to the floppy disk. That I need to create for the 486.
I figure I'll need a 1st time boot up.
a terminal as I wont need the GUI here (unless you advise it)
and some stuff to make a router here.
Let me know what I should pull from the cd-roms for the purposes of creating a router on my 486.
Appreciate It
Thank you

El Gato Feo
Old 09-28-2003, 09:28 AM   #2
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For router only machines I would look at a specifically built distro like:


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