[rescue] printing alternatives?

Mike Hebel nimitz at nimitzbrood.com
Fri Jul 6 12:42:02 CDT 2007

The steam powered teletype chattered and a message from Robert Darlington
rolled out in a wad of paper tape...
> Speaking of Cobalt.  I have an old Cobalt RaQ 4 that I once tried to
> put back into use with Fedora using the 2.6 kernel maintained by the
> original kernel hackers that worked for Cobalt.  This was incredibly
> painful to get setup.  Every time  the power went out I had to
> transplant the disk into another system to perform an fsck just to get
> the sucker to boot back up.
> Are there other operating systems that will work on these things now?
> The box was a decent file server when it ran, but sooooo annoying when
> the power cycled.

NetBSD! NetBSD Baby!  ;-)

There's also a Debian port out there as well.

Wait!  You're talking about RaQ 4 right?  That's an x86 box so almost
anything will work as long as you can either manually install the software
or do a net-boot install.

For all my Qube, Qube2/RaQ2 (MIPS) boxes though I'm using NetBSD Cobalt.

Mike Hebel
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