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Re: Cobalt Qube2 – lenny+chroot or sid?

On Sun, Mar 21, 2010 at 5:58 PM, Brian Wood <beww@beww.org> wrote:
> On Sunday 21 March 2010 10:57:53 am Thorsten Glaser wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I just got a Qube2 from a cow-orker. (Sadly without the power supply
>> unit; if someone near .de has a spare one it’d be greatly appreciated,
>> otherwise I’ll have to go to ePray.) I plan on putting maximum memory
>> into it, installing Debian and use it as sort of my main build machine
>> for uploads (at the moment, I’m ssh’ing to other boxen, which is sub-
>> optimal as I don’t put my PGP key there), it could also be useful for
>> testing things such as the upstream-proposed gcc fix for the binutils
>> bug.
> Be aware that RAM for that machine can be hard to find and is relatively
> expensive.
> http://www.pcmemorystore.com/Sun_Cobalt-RAQ-Qube2-ram.htm
> As for a power supply, you just need anything that will provide 12 volts at
> 3.3 amps (45 watts). This should be easy to find, except possibly for the
> connector.

I use a HP power supply with a few mods. Works well.


> I have a  Qube-2 running Debian. I added RAM and a larger hard drive, remember
> you have to boot from a smaller disk partition. It's a nice little machine,
> low power, quiet and very reliable.
> I did have to replace the fan, the factory one failed after 5 years.
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