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2005\03\07@103322 by Alex Harford

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techdatapros.com/asterisk/

Not sure if James has made any progress on his voice mail project.  I
thought I'd share this with the list because others seemed interested
as well.

Alex

2005\03\07@173213 by James Newtons Massmind

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Ahhh... Thanks for bringing up that painful memory... <GRIN>

Actually I started off with a distro of Asterisk that would load from CD and
run in a RAM disk on the PC (using no hard drive space) and store
configuration in a USB FLASH drive.
http://www.automated.it/asterisk/

The trick is I only have 96MB in the PC I was trying to use and the program
would not load... No error messages as to why, just a general "I bombed"
message. After much reading and learning about *nix (which I didn't want to
do) I was able to figure out that it was running out of memory. Then I ended
up paying the guy to tell me that 96M isn't enough, but he wasn't sure how
much was since he never ran it in less than a 256MB box.
asterisk.stropharia.com/bugs/bug_view_page.php?bug_id=0000022&nbn=3#b
ugnotes

Of course, there was no documentation on the site as to the minimum
requirements, which I should have taken as a signal not to mess with it.
Typical *nix.


At least this site has a "sample" of the hardware to use: "PII 450, 386mb
RAM, 12gb HD, 48x CDROM drive, and an Intel Pro 10/100 network card" I have
a Celeron 550, 96MB RAM, 10GB HD, 4X CDROM drive and a generic NIC. I also
have just one X100P card (I'm just trying for a voice mail box). I guess I
should look for more RAM, but at least it has a better chance of loading if
I'm using the hard drive for the OS... <GRIN>

Notice that there is NO mention of "minimum hardware requirements" on any of
the asterisk sites? Must be a "if you have to ask..." sort of thing.

I'm trying to download asterisk at home as we speak... 35MB is quite a
chunk... And we will see where that gets us.

Thanks for the info.

---
James.



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2005\03\07@174003 by Alex Harford

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On Mon, 7 Mar 2005 14:32:08 -0800, James Newtons Massmind
<jamesnewtonspamKILLspammassmind.org> wrote:
> I'm trying to download asterisk at home as we speak... 35MB is quite a
> chunk... And we will see where that gets us.
>

One warning, apparently the bootable ISO starts the installation
(including repartitioning and formatting) automatically.  I'm not sure
if it's true, but if so, be careful!

Alex

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