[rescue] Perverse Question

Jeffrey Nonken jeff_work at nonken.net
Mon Jun 9 19:28:18 CDT 2003

On Mon, 9 Jun 2003 19:04:29 -0400 (EDT), "Curtis H. Wilbar Jr."
<rescue at hawkmountain.net> wrote:

> >Maybe a print server, but I was already planning on setting up a P5-200 to
> >do some miscellaneous tasks (DHCP, maybe print server, maybe NIS, email,
> >etc.). I've got lots of junk PCs (and just added another one to the
> >in fact), and am playing around with Linux as well as Unix.
> Use the LX for that... takes up less space, is quite, reliable as you can
> get, and is generally fast enough for the things you just mentioned... plus
> it fits nicely beside, behind, etc any printer...

But it requires me either setting up upstairs (I'd rather put it in the
basement) or running headless. Mostly I expect I'll be doing stuff via SSH
anyway, but I like to have the option of running ... No, I'd better not say
that or I'll get drowned in hate mail again.

OK, sure, I'll set it up and run it without a monitor. I'll use the PC as a
serial terminal. Doesn't make sense to run a server with a head anyway.

What version of Linux should I try setting it up with? Most of the distros
I tried kind of barfed when I tried running on 24 meg on a PC. Except the
older ones, of course.

One should forgive one's enemies, but not before they are hanged. -Heinrich
Heine 1797-1856

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