[clug] Computer buildfest idea = linux Digest, Vol 35, Issue 1

Robert Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Wed Nov 2 23:28:04 GMT 2005

Does the X-Box work? If so, bring it and we'll install Linux on it for
some charity to use.


Bob Edwards.

Ben wrote:
> On 11/2/05, smattila at tpg.com.au <smattila at tpg.com.au> wrote:
>>Gentlemen, count me in. I am looking something over
>>1.5 GHz (Intel speed), 512 MB RAM, Linux compatible
>>display card (nVIDIA). Also a few RH-06 IDE mobile racks
>>(removable HD caddies). I can bring in Ethernet cards,
>>a 120 GB disk and SuSE 9.1.
> I've got two 80 wire IDE HDD complete caddies (5 1/4 "drive" and caddy)
> They're Laser brand, with a sticker reading "2206" on them, if they
> would be any help. One's missing a fan but I could be tempted to bring
> a nice ceramic replacement.
> Is that 120GB disk for the system you're making, or for "the public
> good". If the latter, what's the brand, model, interface and year?
> Does anyone need:
> old Cat5 and use of crimping gear
> Athlon XP genuine heatsink+fan
> Athlon 64 genuine heatsink+fan
> Other heatsinks(+fans)
> Zip 100 drive.
> A motherboard with RAMBUS support, ram, ram-terminator? one of them is
> not working, I'm not sure which... I just had it left with me.
> Rare?: Matrox  VGA -> SVIDEO+Composite cable (Only way to get TV-Out
> on a G400 Dualhead from memory)
> Game Consoles - with optical drives that read CDs, but not DVDs (i.e. all games)
> An early model (easier to mod, so more OS options) Xbox 1.01 or 1.02 I think.
> 2 PS2s (the old "big" type, one might work, I haven't checked it yet.
> I payed a bit for them a while back (thinking they were working) so
> it'd be nice to get some parts in exchange. There's a few extra
> controllers and some PS1 memory cards as well.
> I've got a other more "vintage" items, but that's probably the only
> good stuff that I'm willing to part with.
> I've got a few virtually identical PII-350s, but I thought they might
> make for a good thin-client experiment, unless there's some
> alternative recommendations.
> Regards,
> Ben

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