[svlug] reliable source for low-end PCs?

Mason, H. Chris h.c.mason at lmco.com
Thu Dec 18 10:28:37 PST 1997


Dear linux group:
If I get one of these pentium boards with built in EIDE, is there anyway
to use my spare SCSI harddisk and adapter to boot off of?  Do I need
to disable the EIDE?
Chris Mason.
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	From: 	alvin at planet.fef.com[SMTP:alvin at planet.fef.com]
	Sent: 	Wednesday, December 17, 1997 5:08 PM
	To: 	mfw at datamain.com
	Cc: 	alvin at planet.fef.com; svlug at svlug.org
	Subject: 	Re: [svlug] reliable source for low-end PCs?

	hi ya

	> we are looking to purchase 15 - 20 PC systems to run linux.

	what a good source for job security !!!! ( hee hee hee )
	maintain one and rdist to the other 15-20....yup...fun...

	I saw a barebones, brand new system at Tzone for about $ 339...
	pentium class... no disk...

	personally I might need a couple of them *low-end* toys too...

	have fun
	alvin

	> we need at LEAST
	> 
	> . i486-dx-4 (100 Mhz), 
	> . 16 MB DRAM
	> . 540 MB disk 
	> . 2 serial, 1 parallel
	> . isa ethernet card
	> . 33.6 modem
	> . 1.44 MB floppy
	> 
	> we do not want keyboard, sound, good video, cd-rom, or
monitor, but we
	> do need the systems to boot up so they probably need some form
of video
	> or else a bios that boots without kbd or video.
	> 
	> can you please point me to dealers who integrate and sell
these low-end
	> systems?
	> 
	> i suspect this question is asked often in the linux community.
	> 
	> many thanks,
	> 
	> -mitch
	> 
	> 
	> 
	> 
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