Le Duc Trung | 1 Feb 02:46 2002
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Re: TE: Re: Boot problem

Does it show a dialiog that your Pc may have virus?

  Paul Rose <prose2 <at> bigpond.net.au> wrote:

Nope
No modem at all.
It says did not umount correctly.
Every 3rd boo I have to
ctrl d to boot or root passwd for maintenence.
So I have to do a e2fsk /dev/hda1



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From: Le Duc Trung
To: mlug <at> mlug.org.au
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2002 10:10 AM
Subject: Re: [MLUG] Boot problem


I don't think it's a scan disk. I think you have some hardware like
external Modem. So It has to detect it every boot up.

Paul Rose wrote:

I have a newly installed Debian System upgraded from potato to woody.

It seems to do a scan disk on every boot up.

Any ideas on a fix ?


cheers
Paul




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Glenn McHenry | 1 Feb 06:40 2002

Alpha

When I was in Townsville a few years ago, I was told by a Compaq
technician(who was a previous employee of DEC, before Compaq bought
them out - He was old and crusty and started working with computers in
the '60's) that Alpha processor running Linux/Unix was the best (and
Ultimate) pc you could have.

 I was wondering who has an Alpha, and what their assessment on it is.

 Also I'd like to know where I can get an Alpha processor system
cheap, so I can experiment on it.

Thanx.
Macca

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Yves | 1 Feb 09:15 2002
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Re: Alpha

You could do a post on comtrader.com.au, it could help.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Glenn McHenry" <glenn <at> mchenry.au.com>
To: <mlug <at> mlug.org.au>
Sent: Friday, February 01, 2002 4:40 PM
Subject: [MLUG] Alpha

> When I was in Townsville a few years ago, I was told by a Compaq
> technician(who was a previous employee of DEC, before Compaq bought
> them out - He was old and crusty and started working with computers in
> the '60's) that Alpha processor running Linux/Unix was the best (and
> Ultimate) pc you could have.
>  
>  I was wondering who has an Alpha, and what their assessment on it is.
> 
>  Also I'd like to know where I can get an Alpha processor system
> cheap, so I can experiment on it.
> 
> Thanx.
> Macca
> 
> 
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Al Watson | 1 Feb 11:15 2002
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RE: best system?

That's ambitious Cam but I understand the desire.  You could run a very basic system from a floppy but you'd be learning to use the command line and not graphical interface.  If you can get hold of some very older distros of something like RH you might get away with a small install on the HD but I think the smallest HD install I ever did (with graphical interface) was with a trial version of Corel Linux which is only restricted to some apps and not time. (based on debian - very good even for a trial version).  Look around - mem chips and small HDs are abundent at junk shops and recyclers.  A 486 DX 40 ran mine a bit sluggish but none the less it worked real fine.
-----Original Message-----
From: mlug-admin <at> mlug.org.au [mailto:mlug-admin <at> mlug.org.au] On Behalf Of Cameron Rodda
Sent: Thursday, 31 January 2002 10:23 AM
To: mlug <at> mlug.org.au
Subject: [MLUG] best system?

I am running an old 486 computer with 125mb hard disk with windows 3.1. I am wanting to be able to run a linux system (in graphics mode) with a cd-rom and internet. Is this possible and what is the best linux distribution to use? Oh yeah and only the floppy drive is operational at the moment  :)
 
- Cameron  :)

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Martin Scerri | 1 Feb 11:46 2002
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Re: best system?

On Thu, 2002-01-31 at 11:23, Cameron Rodda wrote:
I am running an old 486 computer with 125mb hard disk with windows
3.1. I am wanting to be able to run a linux system (in graphics
mode) with a cd-rom and internet. Is this possible and what is the best
linux distribution to use? Oh yeah and only the floppy drive is
operational at the moment  :)

You'll find a list of small Unix distributions here:

http://www.cotse.com/miniunix.htm

Don't dismiss your 486 system just yet - even if you do have to get a
bit creative to make it work, you'll probably learn more about the
system in the process than if you were working with state of the art
gear.

Martin Scerri | 1 Feb 13:47 2002
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Re: Alpha

On Fri, 2002-02-01 at 16:40, Glenn McHenry wrote:
> When I was in Townsville a few years ago, I was told by a Compaq
> technician(who was a previous employee of DEC, before Compaq bought
> them out - He was old and crusty and started working with computers in
> the '60's) that Alpha processor running Linux/Unix was the best (and
> Ultimate) pc you could have.
>  
>  I was wondering who has an Alpha, and what their assessment on it is.
> 
>  Also I'd like to know where I can get an Alpha processor system
> cheap, so I can experiment on it.

He sounds like a Compaq technician I used to work with... You out there
Bambos? :*)

I remember doing a couple of RedHat 6.x installs on an Alpha machine at
work just for the hell of it - there are certain peculiarities, but
nothing too scary.  You'll find a few references here:

http://www.unix-ag.org/Linux-Alpha/

You might want to try auction houses like www.graysonline.com, or the
Decus folk at www.decus.org.au.  Companies are often turfing out old
Unix hardware - it's just a matter of finding it.  Grays has a HP K box
listed for a Melbourne auction - that'll probably go for a song.

anthony | 1 Feb 21:39 2002
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Re: best system?

What about getting rid of 486 you can get pentium 3's for a song and you
get good ram and video

Cameron Fowles | 1 Feb 22:02 2002
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Re: best system?

Just in case noone else noticed, this is all starting to sound a bit
Windoze-esque with all this "throw out that and get something newer/better"
talk.
I used to run Win 3.1 and then Win95 on a 486DX-66 with a 520MB HD and 8MB
RAM quite happily. Doom ran *alright* even.
So, just because a 486 isn't the ideal solution, and we'd ALL love to have
the latest Pentium 99/Terahertz super PC, it aint gonna happen (for the
majority of us anyway).
Linux will run well on a 486 and, especially if this is new voyage into
linux, can be a fine introduction without all the glitz and glamour that has
become an integral part of the mainstream linux experience.
Grab a copy of Redhat 4 or 5, or one of the other distros from a few years
back and start where *some* of us started when a P133 was cutting edge, and
a 486 meant you kept up to date. It mightn't have the last X86, or SCSI
support and the installation is by no means as easy as it is today, but that
didn't stop anyone back then.
I'm not trying to sound like the List-Police, but when someone asks HOW to
do something, its pointless to say, "Well, the best way to do that, is NOT
to do it.". Maybe if Cam gets turned off because he cant afford even "a P133
for $200" or "a Pentium 3 for a song" then that's one less Linux user.

*****Now I'll ride my high horse into the sunset*****

Cameron Fowles
IT Systems Administrator
RP Data Ltd
ASX: RPD
www.rpdata.net.au
www.realtor.com.au
www.property.com.au
www.carshow.com.au
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To: <mlug <at> mlug.org.au>
Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2002 6:39 AM
Subject: Re: [MLUG] best system?

> What about getting rid of 486 you can get pentium 3's for a song and you
> get good ram and video
>
>
>
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Sam Varghese | 1 Feb 22:32 2002

Passport risks

For those who haven't seen it yet, there is a good article on the 
risks of the Passport sign-on protocol at 

http://www.avirubin.com/passport.html

Sam
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http://www.gnubies.com
Linux and all free software is not about the smell of money but the
improvement of community

Alan Pine | 2 Feb 08:35 2002
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Re: best system?

Does DemoLinux run on a 486?
http://www.demolinux.org/

If so, then the CD will need to be fixed, and probably install some 
second hand RAM.

Alan

>     -----Original Message-----
>     From: mlug-admin <at> mlug.org.au [mailto:mlug-admin <at> mlug.org.au] On
>     Behalf Of Cameron Rodda
>     Sent: Thursday, 31 January 2002 10:23 AM
>     To: mlug <at> mlug.org.au
>     Subject: [MLUG] best system?
> 
>     I am running an old 486 computer with 125mb hard disk with windows
>     3.1. I am wanting to be able to run a linux system (in graphics
>     mode) with a cd-rom and internet. Is this possible and what is the
>     best linux distribution to use? Oh yeah and only the floppy drive is
>     operational at the moment  :)
> 
>      
> 


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