486

Kjell Konis wackyboy at u.washington.edu
Tue May 2 12:06:13 PDT 2000


I've got a catapult.

Kjell

On Mon, 1 May 2000, 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, a

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

> 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.

> |

> |Cliff

> |

> |

>

>

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