wiretap wrote on 2021-03-04, 13:07:
Yea that picture was before I cleaned the board just after soldering. Everything cleaned up nicely.
Now to build this into a case.. I have a 3-digit MHz display in a beige case that should suit it well. Any recommendations on an OS? Windows NT4? Some early variant of linux with dual CPU support?
funny you should ask I'm going through the same fun at the moment, try server 2003 standard r2 see if it works. it has gpt support and pressing f5 at startup on it or xp/2k/mce should bring up a menu with mps multiprocessor as a option
as for linux try debian jessie followed by older versions if that doesn't work jessie works on my k6 but not on my dual 233 mmx so wheezy might be the trick. use one of those xlcs xfce whatever desktop environments I for get their exact name but you'll know when you see the options. the other options will be slow.
btw, order 4 128mb sticks from ebay for that thing. there is a set for sale of some hp sticks that are registered and buffered right now
server 2003 didn't work for me it bluescreens after first reboot but windows media center edition and xp sp3 seem to work alright
for storage pickup a promise tx4 300 card I've had great luck with booting to them and great speed from them
if you get the chance, dump the bios and open it in awdbedit if you see a acpi table let me know and we can probably stick windows 7 on that thing I have a Iso file that will work with les than 512mb of ram but you won't need it if you pick up that ram
as for doing things I haven't been able to beat 7 I am constantly using it to rescue the other operating systems on my k6 build 🤣 I wish my dual pentium had acpi cause I'm pretty sure it would run very nicely on it
can't stress enough how impressed I've been with 7 if you have acpi try it.
also, look into pentium pro over drives on ebay you can bump that up to a 333mhz pII I think
check out my signature for the dual socket 7 build