[K12OSN] Are Digital PC 500s kosher?

Debbie Schiel debbie at redeemer.qld.edu.au
Tue Dec 14 07:47:38 UTC 2004

Hi - don't know if this'll help but we've got a few Digital Venturis FX 
5166 Intel PI with PCI Ethernet DECchip 21041 and I've used toms root 
boot & eb-5.2.5-tulip.zlilo from rom-o-matic to make the machine boot to 
the network from its hard drive.

Les Mikesell wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-12-13 at 22:05, Alan A Hodson wrote:
>>Just came across a school that has a load of Digital PC 500 (Intel 
>>300) collecting dust - Try as I may, I can't get them to act as thin 
>>clients, or even load Linux on the HDrive. Tried RealTech NIC cards 
>>with booting Rom-O-Matic floppies to no avail. The question seems to 
>>revolve around architecture - can any guru or experienced person help 
>>clarify if these type of CPUs will work with Linux?
> I don't know anything about them, but you could try downloading the
> 'universal boot floppy' from the thinstation project to see if any
> of the included drivers match.
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/thinstation/
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>   Les Mikesell
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