Shawn A. Wilson lannocc at u.washington.edu
Tue May 2 00:09:01 PDT 2000

oh no... i missed 'em all!

guess i just didn't check my email fast enough today :(

someone please let me know if you plan on giving away another... i'm in need
of a linux box to tinker with.



-----Original Message-----
From: LINUX-owner at u.washington.edu
[mailto:LINUX-owner at u.washington.edu]On Behalf Of M. Guerquin
Sent: Monday, May 01, 2000 10:57 PM
To: UW Linux Group
Subject: RE: 486

Sure, I'll take that one off your hands (:

Considering Anthony has Cliff's first 486 .. hehe ..the rush is on.. (:

~ Michal

tmec1999 wrote:

|well since we're in the mood, I have an old 486 just sitting around doing

|nothing, I think it's a dx 50 or 66, not sure, I'll include a 120 meg tape

|drive, it's got a real ISA drive controler, not that crapy built in stuff,


|VGA card, It doesn't have a 3 and a half inch floppy, but it's got plenty


|drive bays.

|I also have an old CGA Monitor for grabs


|-----Original Message-----

|From: LINUX-owner at u.washington.edu

|[mailto:LINUX-owner at u.washington.edu]On Behalf Of M. Guerquin

|Sent: Monday, May 01, 2000 10:40 PM

|To: UW Linux Group

|Subject: Re: 486



|Hey cliff... hook me up! (:



|~ Michal



|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.








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