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rkrug
July 25th, 2007, 08:15 PM
What do you guys think I should install on it (OS or distro)?

anything goes!

Zzl1xndd
July 25th, 2007, 08:31 PM
OS2,

LOL just kidding I think I would go with some form of BSD.

FuturePilot
July 25th, 2007, 08:35 PM
Yes, take a little adventure. It's always fun. Somehow I always find myself back on Ubuntu though.
Maybe if you're up to it Gentoo.

xpod
July 25th, 2007, 08:38 PM
Going by your avatar i`d say throw Puppy on it and watch it fly.....:)

igknighted
July 25th, 2007, 08:45 PM
What do you have experience with? If you don't have much linux experience outside of Ubuntu, try something RPM based (Mandriva, Suse or Fedora). If you have a bit of linux experience, go with Arch or Slack or Gentoo. If you want to look outside of Linux, try a Solaris distro or a BSD (Nexenta, Belenix and Sun Solaris 10 are the top solaris choices ATM, while DesktopBSD and PC-BSD are the easiest BSDs to start with).

rkrug
July 25th, 2007, 08:53 PM
What do you have experience with? If you don't have much linux experience outside of Ubuntu, try something RPM based (Mandriva, Suse or Fedora). If you have a bit of linux experience, go with Arch or Slack or Gentoo. If you want to look outside of Linux, try a Solaris distro or a BSD (Nexenta, Belenix and Sun Solaris 10 are the top solaris choices ATM, while DesktopBSD and PC-BSD are the easiest BSDs to start with).

I have used Ubuntu, openSUSE, and DSL/DSL-N.

Also, does anyone know if there's a way to install a really ancient OS on a hard drive (without using an emulator)?

Somenoob
July 25th, 2007, 09:07 PM
eat it, it enhances your memory.

tcpip4lyfe
July 25th, 2007, 09:09 PM
windows 3.1!

jeffc313
July 25th, 2007, 10:10 PM
I would install kolibriOS!

Compucore
July 25th, 2007, 10:24 PM
Try and get a free version of Sun solaris 10 from sun microsystems. I know I orderd mine for the X86 over here. Tried it a couple of times and it is good system for a server.

:D

Compucore

bread eyes
July 25th, 2007, 10:29 PM
Not openBSD

Bungo Pony
July 26th, 2007, 05:02 AM
Try Windows 3.0. It's crappy compared to 3.1.

If you want some ancient OSes, there's lots on here for free download:

http://www.vetusware.com/select-by/category/OS/?cat=1

Here's some help on how to write floppy images:

http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/powerpc/ch04s03.html.en

You need to do a floppy image in order for the floppy to boot.

Have fun!

Chilli Bob
July 26th, 2007, 10:00 AM
Try Windows 3.0. It's crappy compared to 3.1.

If you want some ancient OSes, there's lots on here for free download:

http://www.vetusware.com/select-by/category/OS/?cat=1

Here's some help on how to write floppy images:

http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/powerpc/ch04s03.html.en

You need to do a floppy image in order for the floppy to boot.

Have fun!


Whoa!! DR-DOS! AsEasyAs! Sidekick! Wordperfect 4.1! I love them all!!

I was planning to try a BSD install this weekend, but instead I think I'll travel back in time.

For the OP, use your spare HD to try anything and everything. I have 4 on the go, currently my main Ubuntu on one, plus Mandriva, Gentoo, and Zenwalk (I think) on the others. I think it's safer to swap the drives than risk trashing my main drive on an experimental dual boot (I'm looking at you Fedora!!)