Re: Linux for IBM PS/2 9533
- From: ibuprofin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Moe Trin)
- Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2006 14:58:30 -0500
On Tue, 04 Apr 2006, in the Usenet newsgroup comp.os.linux.misc, in article
<df38$4431bfd5$cb248f0$15880@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Robert Heller wrote:
My printserver is not really running a 'pure' RH 6.1 system, since I
installed a bunch of the RH 6.2 RPMs on it. I did not have the 6.2 CD
at the time (it was not out at that point) I first set it up and I
wanted something newer than 5.2.
We learned from 4.2 - we were happy as a clam with that, and updated to
5.2 because we thought support was going to go away about the time 5.2
came out. In fact, the support for 4.2 didn't end until 6.2 had been
released. 5.2 was actually supported for half a year longer than support
for 6.0/6.1 was available.
Doing a full upgrade would be kind of a pain -- it has no keyboard,
mouse, monitor, or CD-ROM drive. Just a hard drive and a floppy. I
would have to remove it from where it is, connect an external SCSI CD-ROM
drive and boot up the installer from a floppy (doable, but a pain).
What's wrong with a network install? I'll admit I don't like to do that
to a headless box unless you also have a second way in (in our case,
that's usually a dumb terminal connected to the serial port), but we
do network installs as a way of life. I'm not on the installation crew
any more, but I don't recall hearing of failures that often.
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