[conspire] Own your very own uncle-enzo (K6 vintage)
rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Jan 25 01:01:58 PST 2006
Want to own _my_ Internet server? uncle-enzo.linuxmafia.com -- the
Second, that is -- is yours, if you want it. Right now.
The very _first_ linuxmafia.com (uncle-enzo) server was a 486DX2/66
EISA/VLB box, running various Slackware, Red Hat, etc. builds. It had
a very long service life. Someone else adopted it, years ago.
Enzo the Second was an AMD K6/233 with 292 mighty megabytes of CAS2
(fast!) PC100 SDRAM, my very best keyboard (a classic Northgate Ultra),
two 3Com ethernet cards, a Creative Labs Soundblaster Pro, a large,
cool-running, solid tower case, and a heavy-duty PC Power and Cooling
power supply. CABAListas will know this in its recent role as my
installfest server and CD-burner box. (I've thrown in a Microsoft
serial mouse and IDE drive. Nice ATI video card but no monitor. CD
drive, but no CDR.)
The K6 is the machine currently up for adoption: It's just outside our
kitchen in CABAL's traditional freebies spot. Anyone who comes, this
Saturday, is welcome to take it (or earlier by arrangement -- call me).
Please do, or this piece of history will get dumpstered.
After cleaning and checking all the hardware, I did a test install of
Debian 3.1 (netinst CD) -- which worked great. Debian doesn't currently
boot because the netinst had only a 686 SMP kernel, which is no go on
K6. You'll probably just install your own: The point is that all parts
are quality gear and known-good.
Enzo the Third is the _current_ server: VA Research model 500 2U box,
Intel N400BX "Nightshade" motherboard, PIII/500, 256MB SDRAM, 2 x 9GB
SCSI-2 drives -- soon to migrate to Enzo Four, a VA Linux model 2030 2U
box, Intel L440GX+ "Lancewood" motherboard, PIII/833, dunno how much
RAM, and a few large U320 SCSI drives.
CABAL attendees will see a new 17" LCD display on the kitchen table.
(Use where needed.) All three of the old 17" tube-type monster monitors
are now gone. (Yay!)
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