Monday, November 14, 2011

XP Diskless on 32bit Linux Slackware with 8GB RAM

For the sake of my big memory (8GB), i have to install slackware 64bit and everything seems fine with multilib (to support 32bit apps) by alienbob and my 32bit diskless software runs fine too but, after a day my diskless server running, problem appears.. my diskless client's (XP) booting time took almost 10 mins to boot. This kind of problem never occured to me when i'm running slackware 32bit as a diskless server.

So, googling for a few hours, and i read slackware-current's ChangeLog and i saw the slackware developer enabled by default 4GB memory or more support in kernel Good news aite!

Luckily i have my own local slackware repository that rsync'ed every week. So i burn my slackware-current ISO (with kernel and installed to my machine and the result VOILA!

My top command below:

top - 01:55:34 up 2:18, 2 users, load average: 0.00, 0.01, 0.05
Tasks: 96 total, 1 running, 94 sleeping, 0 stopped, 1 zombie
Cpu(s): 0.1%us, 0.1%sy, 0.0%ni, 99.8%id, 0.0%wa, 0.0%hi, 0.0%si, 0.0%st
Mem: 7919820k total, 568564k used, 7351256k free, 11540k buffers

Pheww!! that would save time for me to re-compile the kernel. Thanks to slackware developer to enable by default the 4GB memory or more option.

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