486 DX-2 66 w 16MB RAM (text mode with telnet) GUI if possible?
Yes, I know I am cheap! But we just require machines w/ a robust OS and FREE (hence Linux) and offer only telnet sessions. We are replacing our dumb terminals with PCs unfortunately we do not have the budget that one would wish for. This is the best config I can salvage from the computer (office) depot.
I am using RH7.1 distribution. I use my home PC to install the HDDs- my config is a Celeron 850 with 256Mb ram. The harddisks are between 420MB and 540MB! Tight huh... therefore I ditched the GUI. It works fine on my machine but when I put the HDD back into the original machines it wont boot up! I have installed with it GUI Kde and text mode but both setup fails....
Loading linux .......
Uncompressing Linux.. Ok, booting the kernel. [halts]
If anyone out there with Pentium machines would like to get rid of please feel free to email me