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On Apr 21, 2008, at 20:56, Al - image hosting services wrote:
On Mon, 21 Apr 2008, Michael Lorenz wrote:
My 450 mhz Rev. 2 G3 B&W has scsi. I tried using the Adaptec
it came with, but end up putting in an ATTO controller. I then put
in 2 -
250 gig ide drives with Acard SCSI-to-IDE bridges. I then had an
100mbit network card put into it, because I could not get it to
enough data though the built-in port. But still even with the size
case I think there would be a problem to mount the drives where
supposed to go with the Acards attached. Also, this server costs me so
much to colo because of the size of the case. I may still look for a
rackmount chassis for it.
The mainboard should be more or less ATX, the power supply is ATX so
you might be able to squeeze it into a standard PC case without too
much pain. Apple onboard ethernet prior to gem ( I think they started
using that with the 1st G4s ) sucks, the thing they used in the G3
series ( bm at obio ) sucks even more.
Oh, and disks with those cards attached wouldn't fit in the O2's SCA
I bought a G4 1.33 ghz Xserve (slotload). Firstof all, it would not
with the generic kernel. After alot of messing around with it, I
an issue with extra interrupts from the IDE controller. I still
been able to make it work. I probably am going to sell it because I
need the money.
No idea what's wrong with it, I've never seen an Xserve even from
afar. Might be easy to fix but that's pretty much impossible without
The truth is that I am getting a little bit frustrated. I had 2 kernel
panics in the same day with the G3 that I am using now. It has never
kernel panicked before. I really am worried that it has a hardware
problem, but it doesn't seem like I can build another server no matter
what I try.
What kind of panics? Did you do the usual ritual of reseating
everything from RAM modules, PCI cards, the CPU, cables and so on?
Seemingly random panics are often hardware problems.
My dual G4 is rock stable running a 4.99.54 kernel, same about the
beige G3. On sparc64 you may want to try -current, lots of things
have been fixed since 4.0 ( like threading, random watchdog resets
and so on ).
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