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Robert Robert at
Sun Jun 1 15:37:42 EDT 2003

Hello Gerry,

Would u know if someone has worked on remote serial access for this EPIA 
Mini-ITX board.


At 01:14 PM 6/1/2003 -0500, Gerry Creager N5JXS wrote:
>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 it yet.
>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.
>>>for $499..
>>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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