My father is still with us in body, but the dementia has claimed his memories of those times. It's only been a month since he went in the nursing home, but it's been very difficult not having him around. I guess building this old P2 is my attempt to remember the good times we had building computers, going to computers fairs in the 90s and early 2000's. I know he would have laughed at me for building an old P2 system. "What the heck are you going to do with that old thing?"
Yeah I can run pretty much anything I want from a RPI running DOSbox, but it totally lacks the experience of having a beige box on your desk, humming away running the games as they were meant to be run. Plus it's been a blast so far, trying to remember all this stuff. Like I couldn't remember if I used to install 6.22 on the C: drive before putting Win98SE on. Talking to other members, this is probably what I did back when i had Win95, NOT 98! So that saved me making a huge error.
In addition, I have my old man to thank big time. Under his desk I found a collection of IDE hard drives, we also have a box full of various old RAM, 32,72 pin simms, SDRAM, DIMM's you name it. It all seemed to enter my dad's office and either stay there or go up in the attic. Honestly, we have so many old motherboard, mostly 939, IDK if those are now considered vintage 🤣