[CentOS] [OT] old kit and kaboodle, obFriday (was:Re: Is it okay?)

Fri Jan 21 19:28:26 UTC 2011
Lamar Owen <lowen at pari.edu>

On Friday, January 21, 2011 01:29:14 pm John R Pierce wrote:
> $ cat /proc/cpuinfo
> ...
> model name      : Pentium III (Katmai)
> cpu MHz         : 451.031
> ...

Being that it's Friday....
(note that this output isn't snipped; kernel 2.0.36 doesn't grab the CPU frequency apparently!):
[root at localhost /root]# cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor       : 0
cpu             : 586
model           : AMD-K6(tm) 3D processor
vendor_id       : AuthenticAMD
stepping        : M
fdiv_bug        : no
hlt_bug         : no
f00f_bug        : no
fpu             : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid           : yes
wp              : yes
flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr mce cx8 syscr pge mmx 3dnow
bogomips        : 999.42
[root at localhost /root]# 

I happen to know it's a K6-2 500.

I have a few K6-2 300 systems here that would be ideal for a few uses if I could get something a little more modern than the i586 C4 build running on them... for that matter, perhaps I need the i586 C4 build on them.... They are Agilent ATMProbes that had a custom dual OC12 card complex, with the K6-2 board, which is not PC form-factor compliant, acting as a controller for the specialized atm cell capture/analysis complex.

For that matter, I'm looking for a distribution I can put on DiskOnChip and run on some embedded PC104 5x86/133 systems I have..... :-)