[rescue] Compaq Proliant 8000

Adam Breaux abreaux at domainbank.com
Wed Apr 28 12:48:47 CDT 2004

In my own defense it is an 8-way capable beast from the era before HP
acquired Compaq. I was taking what seemed like a reasonable shortcut to
get the smartstart cd because this is the most learned group of
engineers I know of. And I do agree about the general non-x86 points
made but again this is not some generic desktop box. Rest assured I
won't bother doing this again.

-----Original Message-----
From: rescue-bounces at sunhelp.org [mailto:rescue-bounces at sunhelp.org] On
Behalf Of Bill Bradford
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 10:40 AM
To: The Rescue List
Subject: Re: [rescue] Compaq Proliant 8000

On Wed, Apr 28, 2004 at 09:35:37AM -0500, nimitz at ns1.nimitzbrood.com
> I'm stretching my boundaries here and I'm sure Bill will whack me with
> Narn Bat Squad if I get out of line but unless it's _unusual_ this
> is only for non-x86 hardware.

I've never specifically stated what "goes" and what "doesn't go" here -
looking for a SmartStart CD or floppy would be best sent to the geeks

I'm not going to say "no x86 talk, ever" - but this really isn't the
for it, unless you've saved some obscure 8-or-more-CPUs Intel-based
that won't exactly boot a Linux or XP CD. 8-)

Guys, if you don't like x86 hardware, there's no need to be assholes
it - just simply remind the person in private mail that their question
would be better directed elsewhere.

Being frothing-at-the-mouth anti-x86 reactionaries will do nothing but
encourage current PC users to *not* look into other platforms, because
"man, people who use <platform> are so rude and unhelpful".


bill bradford
austin texas
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