Cheap PCs from Wal-Mart
Gerry Creager N5JXS
gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Sun Jun 1 14:14:02 EDT 2003
I've got a Via Epia Mini-ITX board I've gotten for another project. We
loaded RH 9 via PXE-Boot (with particular thanks to RGB!), as in, a
normal install rather than diskless boot. Works great. I've got the
slowest, equivalent to a 600 MHz Celeron, but that's all I needed for
this project... in fact, overkill.
Runs pretty cool, even with just the 2 puny little case fans, and can be
driven off a 12v Wall Wart (?tm?; should I trade mark it? no...) at
less than 5a. The wart I have is rated for 4.5a, but I've not measured
Built-on sound, video, USB, 1394, ethernet, and video out.
Mike Eggleston wrote:
> On Thu, 29 May 2003, Robert wrote:
>>these guys make small foot print 1U rackmountable low powered units and
>>they can also be wall mounted, real cool units for clusters for starter's.
> I had not read of the Via chips and had been planning to use the AMD Athlon
> chips. Are the via chips ok? Will they run linux/mosix ok? Any specific
> thoughts about them?
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