Some time ago, I purchased two NeoWare thin client terminals from eBay.
The first one was a Geode i586, running at 300Mhz and the other was a speedy VIA C3 running at 800Mhz.
Using the VIA one as a IRC Bouncer at home (that I connect to while I'm abroad), I turned my attention to the Geode-powered PC.
Sure, it's old, and only manages to complete Puppy Linux's Benchmarks and due to be tossed out, I thought "Hey, why not set this little baby up as a server for my personal blog?".
I like to recycle old technology until it gives up the ghost, not just go and purchase a new server.
Anyway, back to my question: Do you have any suggestions for a distro I can install on this, or should I roll my own distro?
It's currently got a 48MB DiskOnModule as the Hard Disk, 96MB RAM, and it cannot boot from USB. LAN Booting (PXE) is successful as I tried it a few days ago.
I was thinking of Debian, but it's a hog (512MB HDD at the minimum for Sarge?). Also, I tried some floppy disk linux distros, they are quite nice, but I don't know how I could install them onto the HDD.
So, what are your thoughts? I'm thinking of getting a 256MB DiskOnModule from Ebay for about $30, so linux has some room to move around in. If I were to roll my own distro, how hard would it be?