[rescue] analog routers...

Michael Schiller schiller at agrijag.com
Tue Aug 26 01:05:08 CDT 2003


On Tuesday, August 26, 2003, at 01:24  AM, Shannon wrote:

> On Sun, Aug 24, 2003 at 09:52:32AM -0700, Robert Novak wrote:
>>> Aside from needing graphics for an install, the PC and Sun box have 
>>> the
>>> same limitations...
>> Well, neither needs graphics for most UNIX-oriented installs.
> The PC needs graphics...
> If you guys are talking about not needing the card to go into graphics
> mode, fine... but you still have to have a graphics card.
> I mean I suppose you could dig up an old text-only card and use it,
> provided you have ISA slots.

I forget the name of it, PC Weasel, or PC Rabbit, or something like 
that. It's a 'graphics' that has a serial port rather than a monitor 
port, so the machine thinks it has a VGA card plugged in, but in 
reality it's a serial connection to either a terminal, or term server. 
I've never used one of these, but they sound like they're the perfect 
thing for somebody stuck using x86 machines.

I still can't get out of my head the Amiga program (was it CrossDOS?) 
that was a PC emulator, and it's screen (process) name was 'PylaCrap' 
Whenever somebody talks about a 'PC' that's all I can think of! :)

- -Mike
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