[SATLUG] off the topic: minix
good_bye300 at yahoo.com
Sat Jan 5 16:59:56 CST 2008
I know one person who would use a *nix machine. He's computer illiterate, but I could help him. I can give you his contact details if you'd like to donate an old computer to him.
country <glenn.toothman at gmail.com> wrote: I was just thinkin the same thing, have 3 old systems here that would be
nice *nix machines, and could give them to others as I get things upgraded
Hope someone can give a nice 'old' *nix type OS... the disk drives are not
big, and would loose nothing by overwriting them..
On Jan 5, 2008 3:46 PM, Chris Lemire wrote:
> Since I can not get wireless with a 64 bit Linux kernel, I got a hold of a
> slow 200~300 mhz computer. On that computer, I would like to install a 32
> bit *nix that works with my wireless network adapter. I'd also like cups for
> my printer to be shared on the network using that computer. I'd like to have
> a second network adapter that will connect to my desktop with 64 bit FC8
> thought a crossover cable in order to share the wireless internet to it.
> I've been playing with Minix 3 in VMware Server, and I'd like to install it
> on that slow computer. Does ndiswrapper work in Minix 3? I've already found
> out that ndiswrapper will not work in FreeDOS, so that OS is out of the
> question. If not, should I use ipcop? Otherwise I am thinking of running
> Debian with no gui, but should I use stable, testing, or unstable? I guess
> there's no reason to have bleeding edge software for something that just has
> two functions, share the wireless internet to 64 bit Linux and share the
> printer on the
> network. I would use Minix 3 if I knew it could do both of those.
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