March 16, 2005

Yet more new computers

     Mitch and Aymon both gave up on a old Dell PowerEdge 4200 server which I am currently working on getting set up with Fedora core linux. I have to do some weird modding though, cause it takes dual cartridge processors, and I happened to have a matching 266MHz catridge processor sitting in my basement... go figure. Anyway, the issue is that the motherboard provides no power source for the built-in fan on the said catridge processor, so I'm forced to fuck up the cables to get them to connect properly to a different sized slot. Either way this looks like it promises to be a fun venture in Kit land: So stay tuned!

Dual Pentium II 266MHz cartridge processors
512MB of RAM
Six 8gig scsi RAID hard drives, four of which are broken
A really loud annoying alarm on the scsi controller which goes off if one of the HDs are dead (note: I disabled it but GOD WAS IT ANNOYING)
Dual power supply
2 ethernet cards, a cdrom, and a floppy
Here some quick pics (this thing is a MONSTER! probably a foot wide, one and a half feet long, and a foot and a half tall):

     On an unrelated note is up and running albiet without some of the more frivolous features up yet. All old links will now point to it (, now auto-redirect you to Enjoy.

Posted by Kickmyassman at March 16, 2005 11:35 PM

ahem, 523mb of ram, and the drives might not be broken, it will just take more time then its really worth to figure out what is going on. And your welcome.

Posted by: Mitch at March 17, 2005 11:10 PM

Well excuuuuuuse me!

... and thank you.

Posted by: kit at March 17, 2005 11:39 PM
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