020800 - The Dark Side of the Moon (Making a temporary system for internet)
6886 lost it's hard drive. My wife and my daughter have been using Celeron
900MHz system with Windows XP on it. I could use it too but my daughter
frequently used it for mail transaction with her friends these days. I like MCA
systems. but there is no room for PC Server 500, 9595 array system and so on.
PC720 6860 is on my desk for BBS access, PS/55E 5538 is on the desk too for
some test. My wife's PC is sitting behind me with it's associated 17" monitor.
I have to take care about power consumption. Dell Optiplex G1 which was given
to me while back has been lying around under the desk. Evil Force from the dark
side of the clone world has been inviting me to their world.
Got a 60GB IBM drive, Celeron Tualatine 1.2GHz, Slot 1 to Socket 370
converter made by PowerLeap and 128 MB SDRAM DIMM, I installed Windows 2000 on
the Dell. Network setting was a bit difficult for me 'cause it seemed very
different from Win NT. For this system I had to use on-board Ethernet because I
already planned and ordered ADSL service for internet connection (it should
have been done with 6886 and EFD4). I don't have Token-Ether Bridge 8229 nor I
have enough knowledge to construct a Linux machine for this purpose.