[vcf-midatlantic] Computer, free to a good home

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Thu Jul 23 17:41:26 EDT 2020

Would you have any GOOD
 IDE ata 100/133 hard drives 250-500gb ?
133mhz laptop memory 512mb (fit dell inspiron) ?

Mike R.

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> On Jul 23, 2020, at 5:28 PM, William Dudley via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> I have a Gateway "pizza box" desktop computer that was given to me.
> I can't figure out the model number, but here are the specs:
> build date: 2002
> cpu: Celeron 1.4GHz
> RAM: two SDRAM slots.  They each have a 512MB stick, however, the BIOS
>         will only recognize one or the other of them.  Either one
> works in either
>         slot, but both won't work together. (This is a show stopper
> for running Linux).
> disk: IDE.  I've installed a *BAD* 6GB disk as a place holder, because the
>         mounting method is non-obvious.  The original disk was owned
> by a friend
>         and I don't feel right giving it away, even if I wiped it.
> CDROM (works)
> Floppy (un-tested)
> On the motherboard: video, sound, Ethernet, USB, plus PS/2 keyboard and mouse
>         sockets.  In theory, the computer can boot from USB or the network.
> This system is too limited for me to actually use for something, but
> it would make a
> good MSDOS box.  It had Windows XP on it, and ran "OK", if slowly.
> The computer is in Jackson, NJ, and I'm willing to drive about 30
> minutes to meet up
> with you.  Or I can drop it at the next VCF Workshop and you can pick
> it up there.  I
> don't feel like trying to ship it.
> Bill Dudley
> This email is free of malware because I run Linux.

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