October 22, 2007 at 1:37 am #40809
Will Zeroshell work on this PC? At $85 USD it is an attractive platform. However, it is a 300MHz “486SX” compatible CPU. This means no pentium-specific opcodes and no FPU.
Has anyone even tried Zeroshell on a 486SX? The hardware requirements for Zeroshell indicate Pentium as the minimum.
DanielOctober 27, 2007 at 2:38 pm #45974
maybe that’s more because of the processing power requirements rather than the instruction set… I’m really just guessing here… i run Zero shell from CD, with only a SD/MMC with 64Mb to store configurations/database on a PII 400 Deschutes and 256Mb RAM at 100Mhz, 3 Network interfaces(1 for “internet” at 6Mbit/s, 2 for LAN) and when i’m downloading stuff the Load indicator goes to 0.5(I think it means that the load is at 50%, although when it boots it goes to 1.5 and no processor can go at 150% unless it’s overclocked, but even so it would not report 150% usage)
Any way, for me, i think it’s a waste of time to install Zero Shell in such a box, due to the LAN interfaces restriction, unless, i would be working with CISCO switcher, but i think in that case i would have money to buy a CISCO router. To put it working as an AP you would rather buy a Linksys WRT54G, flash it with DD-WRT or OpenWRT and voilá! :D, the only use i see you could make is to put it working as a RADIUS server, but if you wan’t it for this purpose(as i did also) you got to work it out because i found out that the freeRADIUS server that comes included is not yet very “secure” because the Accounting Service is disabled.October 27, 2007 at 5:34 pm #45975
My thought is to connect the LAN to the included NIC, and use a USB2.0 NIC for the Internet connection.
Load refers the the average number of processes running over the last 1, 5 and 15 minutes respectively. It is not related to the %cpu load.
I prefer to use a small x86 system. I really like Linksys, but I have troubles with all three devices (two NSLU2 and one WRK54G) I own. The contents of the flash gradually become randomly scrambled over time, and I can’t figure out why (static electricity?). I haven’t tried the Asus units, although I’ve heard they are very good for OpenWRT.
I like that the JrSX boots from easily removable flash memory. I really like the Soekris, but it is about $200 more.
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