[RC5] Concerning mothballed equipment

Rolf Cronberg rolfc at nana.skolverket.se
Tue Jan 20 07:54:28 EST 1998


Im running Linux on a PS/2 56slc and its no big deal, Debian Linux work 
well.
For MCA and Linux try http://glycerine.itsmm.uni.edu/mca/ which will give 
you
some help and if you are in trouble send me a mail

Rolf Cronberg

gindrup at okway.okstate.edu wrote:

>      Dumb question:
>         How does this method extend to 1 networked (really) machines and
>      n>1 networkless machines?
>         I'm especially interested in PS/2s which, last I checked, are not
>      compatible with Linux because there are no MCA drivers.  (I recall
>      that there was an effort to port Linux to MCA but it never seemed to
>      go anywhere.)  Of course, M$ seems to claim that PS/2s are at least
>      DOS compatible, so Win3.x and Win95 will probably crash about as
>      regularly as on any other hardware.
>             -- Eric Gindrup ! gindrup at okway.okstate.edu
>
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> Subject: Re: [RC5] Concerning mothballed equipment
> Author:  <rc5 at llamas.net > at SMTP
> Date:    1/19/98 11:10 AM
>
>      [snip]
> Rather than requiring people to actually have a modem on their old
> machines, why not just use a null-modem serial cable (a $10 investment
> at your favorite overpriced computer parts store if you don't have one
> already) and transfer blocks back and forth that way.
>
> If you're running Linux on your primary machine, you could have it
> listening for a login session or PPP session on one of its ports.  Or
> if you're running DOS 6.x or Win95 on it, you could run Interlink. (Or
> Brooklyn Bridge, or any other similar program which allows you
> to "remote mount" a drive from another machine).  I'm not sure if
> Interlink completely dominates the machine its running on.  Anyone
> here more knowledgible in this regards?
>      [snip]
> (Of course, you could wimp out, like I would, and just install Linux on
> the old beast, and PPP between it and another Linux box.  But, you must
> understand, I'm one of the biggest Linux weanies you're likely to meet.
> ;-)
>
> Regards,
>
> --Joe
>      [snip]
>
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