[REBOL] linux help Re:
From: bobr:dprc at: 14-Sep-2000 12:38
In general, if your laptop has something over 200mB of space
you probably wont need to run a restricted version of linux on it.
I had a plain linux install running just fine on a 386.
I used this as a firewall/gateway for 2 years. [ nano-eons in tech-years ;]
I did not install Xwindows; I did not install "development" software.
I did have multiple users/loginids.
On my previous laptop  I had a 3gig HD.
all of that was taken by various winapps.
Rather than waste hours of valuable time paring it down,
I got it a 4gig HD and moved over the earlier stuff as-is. I then
used the remaining disk space for linux. I installed redhat on it just fine
in under 1gig [even with xwindows].
Rebol went fine on that and I used the whole thing
as a web server (reb server?) to teach a course in reno.
I also have no difficulty running programs I trust as root or not.
However, I do maintain backups or use CVS and save all development work
on a remote redundant machine.
If you cannot afford a slightly larger HD (the cost difference to me was
and you have more time then you can try installing rebol and linux on a
pair of floppies.
Most linux installations allow you to create a rescue diskette that can run
There is often about 300Kb of space left on it. Just enough for the rebol
and some other stuff. The rescue disk runs the same real OS just stripped
of all the
ancillary fluff. [how I know this is possible is because it was part of my
back in the bad ole days. I was running UNIX from 128Kb
back when sharp came out with its first laptop in 1984!]
I am suspect of this "monkey" linux. Do you have other programs created on
redhat that work fine on monkey?
Making your own rescue disk from redhat or similar
and putting rebol on it should prove to you that the problem
isn't space or environment. It will also quickly introduce you to
many core linux concepts. It will be a lot tougher for you to say "I'm new
At 11:56 PM 9/13/00 -0500, you wrote:
>I installed Monkey Linux, a MiniLinux on my 486 laptop.
>The only user is root.
>I created a .profile in ~ which has set REBOL_HOME=/rebol as the environment
>I have a directory /rebol containing the rebol binary.
>The rebol binary is chmod +x
>REBOL won't run. What am I missing? I have tried both libc5 and libc6
>I'm new to linux. Did I screw up something basic? I just want to be able to
>run REBOL and vi on this old laptop so that I have portable REBOL.
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