Re: Debian on an old PC
CW Harris wrote:
I vaguely remember liking the old machines; maybe it was the keyboard; I
can't remember for sure.
On Fri, Jan 07, 2005 at 12:53:11PM -0600, Kent West wrote:
Paul Johnson wrote:
No, I remember flashing old AT&T 6300 (4.77MHz 8086 PC) PCs here on
campus because they had a Y2K-style glitch in the BIOS; it wouldn't go
beyond 1987 or thereabouts (my memory is hazy).
On Thursday 06 January 2005 01:44 pm, John Schmidt wrote:
Old pcs often can't boot from a CD even if they have one. You might
be able to flash the BIOS to upgrade it, but that assumes there is an
update out there (highly unlikely).
If it's too old to boot from a CD, wouldn't it also pre-date flashable
Hey! I'm using one of those as a text terminal (typing this on it
actually). The display is a bit slow on long listings, but I *really*
like the feel/key placement of the keyboard.
And back to Paul's question, the more I think about it, the more I think
the 6300 BIOS patch may not have been a flash after all, but rather a
TSR (that's Terminate and Stay Resident, for you young whippersnappers;
the DOS-days equivalent of a background service/daemon). So perhaps Paul