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FlpDaMattress

Old server questions

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Posted · Original PosterOP

(Wayport was an old ISP that offered wifi hotspots, they were acquired by AT&T in 2010 or something)

I recently picked up an old 1U Wayport server off Craigslist for dirt cheap($20), I already know the hardware itself is crap (Even for 2008 standards) but i'm having trouble finding information about it.

 

Specs:

-CPU: Via i686

-RAM: Kingston ValueSelect 256MB

-HDD: some 20gb WD IDE drive

-PSU: 180W something

 

My questions:

- When i boot it up into Debian (what it had preinstalled) it asks for a Wayport Login despite the seller claiming this is a fresh install. Is this a standard login or am i hecked

- What version of Debian would i need to install to get this working? (if i reformat)

- Is this case a standard MITX form factor that i can install a newer mobo into?

- I keep getting a "USB over-volt error" on startup. Is that fine? (only has two USB ports)

 

Don't really have a use for this machine, Maybe a PiHole DNS server would be cool

 

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3 hours ago, FlpDaMattress said:

When i boot it up into Debian (what it had preinstalled) it asks for a Wayport Login despite the seller claiming this is a fresh install. Is this a standard login or am i hecked

probably not wiped, might be fun to see what was on it. 

 

You can easily reinstall.

 

Is this the login or the full disk encryption?

 

3 hours ago, FlpDaMattress said:

What version of Debian would i need to install to get this working? (if i reformat)

Newest version should work fine, its just a x86 chip

 

3 hours ago, FlpDaMattress said:

Is this case a standard MITX form factor that i can install a newer mobo into?

Looks like it, but might wanna take the board out to check. 

 

If you replace the board you probably want to stick with atom/avalon parts as if your running a high power xeon its gonna get hot

 

 

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43 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

Newest version should work fine, its just a x86 chip

The mobo refuses to acknowledge my flash drive as bootable media regardless of what i install. the most luck i got was with version i386 which just froze when i hit Install

(i'm just downloading the latest iso and writing it to a flash drive with Etcher, really don't know how one goes wrong with that)

46 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:

Is this the login or the full disk encryption?

I'm not sure, but i don't have another working machine that can interface with scuzzy. i'll try to get back to you on that.

 

53 minutes ago, Electronics Wizardy said:
3 hours ago, FlpDaMattress said:

Is this case a standard MITX form factor that i can install a newer mobo into?

Looks like it, but might wanna take the board out to check. 

 

If you replace the board you probably want to stick with atom/avalon parts as if your running a high power xeon its gonna get hot

I have an older pentium i'd try, hardest part now is finding an mitx board for LGA1155

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30 minutes ago, FlpDaMattress said:

'm not sure, but i don't have another working machine that can interface with scuzzy. i'll try to get back to you on that.

You sure thats scsi? That seems like ide.

 

30 minutes ago, FlpDaMattress said:

The mobo refuses to acknowledge my flash drive as bootable media regardless of what i install

Many older boards don't like usb boot. Id try booting from a cd or floppy

 

 

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On 6/12/2019 at 9:28 PM, Electronics Wizardy said:

You sure thats scsi? That seems like ide.

Yes, IDE. sorry.

 

On 6/12/2019 at 9:28 PM, Electronics Wizardy said:

Many older boards don't like usb boot. Id try booting from a cd or floppy 

I've tried a CD and no luck. and I've never used a floppy.......

 

sorry for the super late reply

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