Friday, December 24, 1999

BBBS v3.42 1s and Linux Cont.

Finished (I think...) with moving the BBBS install to another machine, a P90 with 32 Megs of Ram & a 1.6 gig drive. With that size of a drive, I didn't really need to worry as much about how much space the base os install took; but I did try to limit it. I used Debian Linux v2.1, & did the initial install from the cdrom's; then once the system was network capable (very basic install = 53 megs), I then did updates & any other installs from one of the Debian mirror sites. Before I moved BBBS over to it, there was about 83 megs of drive space in use...

Friday, May 21, 1999

Joined SETI@Home project

SETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). You can participate by running a free program that downloads and analyzes radio telescope data.
I've joined the project and am running the software the downloads the data, processes it, and uploads the results back to the project.

Sunday, May 9, 1999

BBBS v3.42 1s and Linux

BBBS is a full featured bbs program that is available for many platforms that includes full Fidonet and Internet support(See the BBBS home page, for details.)
The version I am useing is the one for Linux/i386. Originally I had it installed on a Slackware v3.4 system, but when the new version (v3.42 1s) came out I needed a Linux distribution that supported the new libc6 (glibc) libraries. I originally choose Red Hat for that, because at the time I had a CD for that distribution already.
Because BBBS supports so much in itself, I decided to find out just how much of a minimal install of linux was needed to run BBBS. What I plan to do is do a minimal linux install, & then install BBBS on it.