486

Slowping jingsu at cs.washington.edu
Mon May 1 22:32:11 PDT 2000


Wow, you guys are amazing...
Well, Jeff won the race to get my old 486....

On Mon, 1 May 2000, J. Kyllo wrote:


> Hey, I'd love to get that one! Let me know!

>

> -Jeff K.

>

> On Mon, 1 May 2000, Slowping wrote:

>

> > Believe it or not, I HAVE A MACHINE THAT IS ABSOLUTELY IDENTICAL!!!

> >

> > It, too, is up for grabs, for free!

> >

> > Needless to say, if no-one claims either, Cliff and I will have fun with

> > sledgehammers....

> >

> > On Mon, 1 May 2000, Cliff wrote:

> >

> > > Well, since we're talking hardware...I've got a Compaq Prosignia

> > > 486-DX33 up for grabs...yes, free.

> > >

> > > Features include (you'll love this :)

> > > 486dx33 processor w/ 16Megs of ram (upgradeable with standard 72-pin

> > > non-edo simms)

> > > EISA bus complete with Adaptec and Compaq SCSI Controller,

> > > 3COM 10/100 EISA NIC (3c597-tx)

> > > some other strange eisa nic (tokenring/aui/10bt)

> > > Connor (I think) 2 gig scsi drive preloaded with slackware 7.0!

> > >

> > > This thing boots off the Adaptec scsi card w/ no problems. The 3com

> > > cards works fine but I don't know the kernel options to force it to boot

> > > in 10 base mode. The other nic is too strange to figure out. The

> > > Compaq scsi controller works, but not with Linux. Also, since the built

> > > in video card has 256Kb of ram, it is fairly useless as an

> > > X-terminal...trust me on that one :)

> > >

> > > All this powerhouse needs is a monitor, ps/2 keyboard and ps/2 mouse.

> > > ...and a loving home.

> > >

> > > First reply gets this puppy, otherwise it's time for a sturdiness test

> > > of the old Compaq server case.

> > >

> > > Cliff

> > >

> > >

> >

> >

>

>




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