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Who's running Puppy on the oldest hardware?
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Burn_IT


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PostPosted: Wed 19 Apr 2017, 10:31    Post subject:  

This machine I am typing on has a Pentium M processor and I am actuallly waiting for a client whose machine uses one as well.
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PostPosted: Wed 19 Apr 2017, 14:01    Post subject:  

I've "reflowed" a video card in the oven, but not a MOBO.
I did actually try a scrap one onece using a paint stripper, but it didn't work.

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PostPosted: Wed 19 Apr 2017, 16:23    Post subject:  

Burn_IT wrote:
I've "reflowed" a video card in the oven, but not a MOBO.
I did actually try a scrap one onece using a paint stripper, but it didn't work.



I dont have much faith in myself when it comes to this. Ive replaced plug in parts like RAM and hard drives and even a laptop screen but this may be above my skills. I may or may not try it. At this point I am not up for the aggravation of it. I will think about it for a day or to.
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TyroBGinner

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PostPosted: Wed 19 Apr 2017, 16:42    Post subject:  

Please...

I got Slacko 5.3.x to boot off an optical disc on a Pentium MMX that had no hard drive and 32 megs...it took half an hour to start. Goingnuts' "pupngo" collection was far more viable, however.
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J_D_

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PostPosted: Wed 19 Apr 2017, 21:56    Post subject:  

I had to search the, MMX. Seems to be 1997 tech. Wow. Laughing Laughing
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Robert123

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PostPosted: Thu 20 Apr 2017, 01:30    Post subject:  

Lucid Puppy 5.11 on a Emachine E625.
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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr 2017, 21:21    Post subject:  

This is pretty good. Im waiting for someone to post up pics of a big blue, the size of a refrigerator and reel to reel tapes. Laughing Laughing

For the record, on the HP I removed the keyboard and the 2 aluminum covers , At that point I found some torx screws and dont have a torx driver small enough. The HP is on hold. I may have killed the processor . It will not boot even with pressure applied.
I think I can get another fundtional HP nc6000 for $50 or so if I want but I dont really need it.
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James C


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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr 2017, 23:23    Post subject:  

I'm not going to hunt the posts but on my powerful old Cyrix box (250 mhz w/ 128 mb of ram plus a lttle swap) I run Turbopup along with Windows 98.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=289156&search_id=1178851040#289156

Runs fairly well but 98 is faster...
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Burn_IT


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PostPosted: Sat 22 Apr 2017, 15:13    Post subject:  

I have a cyrix 200Mx with 64Mb memory that has run Puppy - eventually.
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PostPosted: Sun 30 Apr 2017, 11:59    Post subject:  

you know that is an idea.....I wonder if one could get a Puppy Linux of some flavor to run on a PDP-11/70 or VMS machine that ran UNIX.........I am talking about mini-mainframes.......or a real mainframe........did IBM 4341 ever run UNIX?

I did get a Dell laptop 1998 with a Pentium MMX and 256M RAM to run Puppy 4.3.1 with a HDD that still functioned and a WiFi dongle though the eth0 worked great still. This machine ran after 1999 with Windows 2000 but Puppy 4.3.1 totally out performed the Windows OS. Thing still boots Puppy today.
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Burn_IT


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PostPosted: Sun 30 Apr 2017, 14:29    Post subject:  

Not that I can remember.
It was a 370 Architecture machine.

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PostPosted: Mon 01 May 2017, 08:26    Post subject:  

I thought so...I used to be a SYS OP and batch code guy on mainframes...long time ago....just as LAN and desktop and Windoz was version 1

what I remember is how when one entered the computer room through an airlock, everyone whispered automatically. Like a church.
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Burn_IT


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PostPosted: Mon 01 May 2017, 08:30    Post subject:  

I was there when 360 machines came out never mind 370

God I feel old now!!

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PostPosted: Mon 01 May 2017, 09:40    Post subject:  

Burn_IT wrote:
I was there when 360 machines came out never mind 370

God I feel old now!!


Coo, you're giving your age away now, old son..... Laughing I'm no spring chicken any more, but I wasn't even out of nappies when the S/360's came out! I started secondary school the year the S/370s were introduced...


Mike. Wink

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PostPosted: Mon 01 May 2017, 10:16    Post subject:  

It was a feature of living in Rolls Royce neighbourhood where many of the engineering companies produced tools and parts for cutting edge technology so used cutting edge tools.
My first real job was as a computer operator for a machine tool producer and I often saw plans that really should have been restricted, but it obviously is difficult when you are designing the machines to make the parts to make the secret machines - if you follow that chain.

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