Re: low-MHz server
On Wed, Feb 06, 2008 at 05:00:43PM +0100, NN_il_Confusionario wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 02, 2008 at 03:16:52PM +0100, Michelle Konzack wrote:
> > Am 2008-01-31 08:51:08, schrieb NN_il_Confusionario:
> > > The IBM I have (90MHz cpu, "carolina" motherboard) still runs woody (and
> > > linux 1.4.19); I do not think it would run smoothly with etch.
> > I suspect, Woody will run with a 1.4.19 :-)
> > Since it was shiped with 2.2.20 and 2.4.8 (AFAIK)
> a typo, it is a 2.4.19
> This is a precompiled kernel for that hardware that I found on the net
> (and, nicely, starting from 2.4.19 there is no kernel problem for large
> ide HDs. Moreover the powerpc architecture has no "bios" problems for
> that; its openfirmware is not so dumb).
> The boot floppy for the installation was 2.2.something
> Woody stock (binary or source) kernels do not support that hardware.
> > > I think IBM also had multiprocessor models.
> > You can use the IBM Netfini (Dual P2/233 with 512 MB of memory)
> > as nice mini workstations which are cheap on eBay.
> I was referring to a (peculiar kind of) powerpc architecture, which the
> reqester possibly dislikes since possibly OpenBSD does not run on it
> (when I installed that machine in woody's times, not even NetBSD was
> able to run on that hardware).
> Possibly the requester will not like also your suggestion since the
> request was to stay below 200 MHz.
Below 200 MHz and run current Debian or OpenBSD.