NetBSD and old hardware curiosity; sliding off to Linux on Indy
jplist at kiwigeek.com
Tue Jun 20 16:32:30 CDT 2006
On Tue, 20 Jun 2006, Bryan Pope wrote:
> And thusly were the wise words spake by JP Hindin
> > On Tue, 20 Jun 2006, Cameron Kaiser wrote:
> > > > If you want to build Perl or X or the kernel, what do you do? Start the
> > > > make and come back in a week?
> > >
> > > Well, yeah ;) when my IIci was my "primary" server in the apartment, kernel
> > > builds took about 8-10 hours.
> > Reminded me of building things on my first SGI - an Indy R4600 133mHz.
> > I built X manually, which took a rather remarkable twenty-two hours to
> > finish the make. Out of sheer masochism I then built Qt and KDE, which
> > took a little longer.
> I bet the hard drive was happy - when it was finished!!
You know, it's funny you mention that - during the X build it developed a
bad case of the Barracuda Bearing-itis, where it squeals almost constantly
once it gets warmed up. Disk runs great, zero errors, but it sounds like
someone threw a handful of gravel into it.
I used to run a simple "AI" chat bot that I had written on it, but
eventually turned it off forever because the noise of that damned disk was
giving me migraines, and when I woke up in the middle of the night I could
still hear it.
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