[rescue] analog routers...

Shirker shirker at mooli.org.uk
Thu Aug 28 20:12:30 CDT 2003

On Fri, 29 Aug 2003, Peter Corlett wrote:

> Shannon <shannon at widomaker.com> wrote:
> [...]
> > Yes, but they still need a graphics card. When I said "graphics" I was
> > referring to this requirement. It's virtually impossible, without ISA
> > slots, to avoid having graphics on a PC.
> I've just wasted several hours of today rebuilding my x86 firewall box after
> the root disk blew up.
> The machine has one of the worst BIOSes I've encountered - it doesn't even
> have an option to ignore errors on no keyboard, etc - but it *does* boot
> without keyboard and video card.
> Of course, the x86 boot process and the like was such a PITA that I've just
> given up and left a cheap PCI video card in there for my sanity. A serial
> console would have been *really* handy though - it's easier to extend RS232
> from the hall (where the BT socket is) to the computer room than VGA :)

I remember why I started becoming less tolerant, and I think I should strive
to become less tolerant in future. - RobA

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