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Still running slackware.

Posted 05-31-2015 at 03:25 AM by peonuser
Updated 06-03-2015 at 11:32 AM by peonuser

Just finished running the slackeware 14.1 update on my old Pentium 1 586. The wordpress update is taking a bit longer. Have tried to install all the old CL favorites like sc, but my favorite install is Freebasic. Have been able to port so much of my old software. Need to copy all my new batch files especially the page scrapers. Also installed is the web server for use as a doc server. When I did the install I did it with a pxeboot to a directory on the web server and the internet did the rest. Might be interesting if I could get iscsi or aoe to work and make the local hd unneeded. That is for another day. Using a compact flash for the drive now. So quiet. Also made an atx to at power cable so I could run the system on battery if needed. What does 'obsolete' mean?
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    That is pretty slick, very motivating. Though not as old, I am thinking of putting a stripped down installation of Slackware on my old Asus EEE PC 2g Surf netbook and running that as a Mozilla sync server server. After that I will put Slackware ARM on my raspberry pi and set up a samba server. Just have to get a self powered external enclosure for a few of these 2TB SATA drives I have laying around.
    Posted 05-31-2015 at 08:04 AM by mralk3 mralk3 is offline
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    I have a graveyard of old machines at my house that have seen less activity lately with my increasing usage of cloud technology, but I'm pretty certain that the majority of them would boot up (pxe ftw) to the OpenBSD installer and be able to contribute to my network in some way. Just a few days ago, in fact, I booted up an old Dell laptop (Celeron, I believe) and installed OpenBSD on it so it could serve as a smokeping latency tracker. Works like a charm.
    Posted 06-01-2015 at 01:21 PM by rocket357 rocket357 is offline
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    Slack on the Rpi. Need to check that out. Almost bought an eee, but my budget prevented it. Coud is the way to go, but do not want to ge dependent on it.

    Bsd is cool. Like that you can do an install OpenBSD from just a floppy. Pxeboot to web server to do the install is fun also. Have an old machine with 5.4 that I never really looked at. Time to replace that with 5.7.

    old script Version 5.6 - i386 (need to update to 5.7)

    dhcp net0
    kernel -n img iso
    initrd -n img
    boot img
    Posted 06-03-2015 at 11:39 AM by peonuser peonuser is offline
    Updated 06-03-2015 at 11:49 AM by peonuser


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