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OS/2 on a Via C7 desktop?

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Ben Hjelt:

--- Quote from: Olafur Gunnlaugsson on September 12, 2020, 02:49:40 pm ---crippled terminals
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Besides the übersmall form factor (no space for a real harddrive) the Cx0 was quite capable, got everything to work from Windows 98/2k to Haiku and lighter linux distros. Not bad for €15!

Martin Iturbide:
Thanks Ben

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Ben Hjelt:

--- Quote from: Martin Iturbide on September 12, 2020, 07:07:22 pm ---Let me know if it is ok.
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Yes, very good. The entire Cx0 lineup (C10LE, C30LE etc) is pretty much identical and differs only regarding RAM/flash size and what kind of OS the model comes bundled with. ACPI is not strictly needed as the chipset runs very cool, DaniS506 for the IDE, SNAP/Panorama for video.


--- Quote from: Olafur Gunnlaugsson on September 12, 2020, 02:49:40 pm ---For TC's of that vintage I have had much better results using HP's, TECO's and in particular IGEL hardware to run OS/2 derivatives on.

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Could you specify what models you succeeded with installation ?

I own HP T620 ( and run Windows XP on it for post 2000’s games.

Recently I bought for cheap HP T5720 ( but without RAM and HDD so it need my attention.
Also I own Fujitsu Futro S400 ( It have the same specs as T5720. I successfully run Windows 98SE on it. Quake 3 on high details plays nice.

Also I have Wyse V30LE and V90L ( They differ only on CPU clock. Both are VIA Eden C7, V30LE has 1,2GHz and V90L 800MHz.
On V30LE I run without any problems Windows Me and 2000. Just swap RAM for those two. For Me I use 512MB RAM and for 2000 swap it with 1GB. HDD is IDE to SD adapter with 32GB card. Like with RAM I just swap them for Me or 2000.

V90L is sitting on a shelf right now. Some plans for it but for now no time to do it.

I also try install ECS 2.1 on both those Wyse via Samsung usb cd/dvd-rom. Unfortunately every time I try to select boot “default values” or “own values” it stops with this error:
CD-ROM sector read error (drive=9F, sector=16, Code=01).
Drive is not faulty because I use it to all the time on those thin clients and my other devices. Also was able to boot ECS 2.1 form it on different computer. No luck with installation but it proves that ECS 2.1 can boot from this Samsung drive.


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