[rescue] OT: FeeCee rescue

Mike F lists at mikef.dyndns.org
Thu Oct 2 07:19:57 CDT 2003

On Wed, 1 Oct 2003 15:40:41 -0500
"Joshua D. Boyd" <jdboyd at celestrion.celestrion.net> wrote:
> > This was the original reason I bought a Dreamcast for $60, to run
> > NetBSD or Linux on it. But then I found out it needed some special
> > "broadband adapter" for a NIC, and a special keyboard and/or mouse
> > as well, and I never got hold of either. That's one of the appeals
> > of the X-Box, though - it doesn't need any proprietary stuff to be
> > turned back into a garden-variety PC.  - Mike
> It doesn't?  I thought one had to a) install a mod chip b) build a
> special XBox controller->USB adapter.

Oops - not knowing much about the XBox I assumed it was just a regular PC through and through.
> For the dreamcast, a BBA isn't needed, but it sure would be nice. 
> They are a hair costly.  DC controller to PS2 adapters are litterally
> only like $10.

I may have to look into this adapter, because I think it would be more
interesting to run NetBSD on the DC than Linux or whatever on the XBox.
However, the lack of a hard drive is a big downside.

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