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RTL8168B in Ubuntu Server LTS 8.04

22-Feb-10

So, This has probably been hashed out several times on the Internet, but I figure one more time wont hurt. I decided to install Ubuntu Server 8.04 LTS on one of my Linux machines. After installation, the ethernet card refused to work. It was detected by the kernel, there was a light on the switch, […]

Zenith Data Systems

20-Aug-09

I was recently given two Zenith Data System PC compatible computers: a 286 and a 386. I’ve just recently revived one of them, at least temporarily. I believe it has a flakey power supply. It’s non-standard to boot, which means I can’t just swap it out. I’m hoping to get these old PCs in working […]

OS/2 Warp 4

16-Aug-09

I just recently acquired a copy of OS/2 Warp 4, among other things, from a friend. I’ve been working on getting it installed on an old AMD K6 system that I have laying about. After replacing a bad PSU, I found that the hard drive (just barely over 4 gigabytes) was too large for the […]

Enabling more than 3 gigabytes of RAM in Linux

11-Jul-09

Doubtless, most everyone knows this, but since I’m just now crossing the 1 gigabyte line in my latest computer, I was left blissfully unaware. In Linux, the normal, 32-bit kernel can see a maximum of 3 GB of RAM.  To get it to see more one must enable Physical Address Extension (PAE) in the Linux […]