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 Post subject: Root Password?
PostPosted: 16. Feb 2009, 18:02 

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First off, GREAT IDEA! I just found this on Distrowatch. I have been looking for something like this for a long time.

Second, could you tell me what the password is for Root? Thanks.

Third, is there a way to run a Boinc on something even smaller like TinyCore? I have a very old machine that won't boot your distro. I was thinking of installing the client on it but I can't if the cd won't boot.

Oh yeah Fourth, (sorry I keep thinking up more stuff) is there a way to get the Boinc screensavers (Windows) that slow down the computer, but look so cool, to work on Linux? :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Root Password?
PostPosted: 16. Feb 2009, 18:31 

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Notorik wrote:
First off, GREAT IDEA! I just found this on Distrowatch. I have been looking for something like this for a long time.

Thank you very much !

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Second, could you tell me what the password is for Root? Thanks.

With "sudo passwd root" you can reset the root password.

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Third, is there a way to run a Boinc on something even smaller like TinyCore? I have a very old machine that won't boot your distro. I was thinking of installing the client on it but I can't if the cd won't boot.

What hardware specs (CPU, memory, HDD,... does the system have which did not work ?
What error messages do you get ?
Dotsch/UX requires about 64 MB memory in the text mode, plus the memory for the science applications you would crunch, or what the projects has set as minimum required memory.

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Oh yeah Fourth, (sorry I keep thinking up more stuff) is there a way to get the Boinc screensavers (Windows) that slow down the computer, but look so cool, to work on Linux? :mrgreen:

So far I know is a Linux screensaver still in development by Berkeley.


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 Post subject: Re: Root Password?
PostPosted: 26. Feb 2009, 04:15 

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Thanks again for making this. To answer your question, I have a very old Dell Optiplex GXMT 5166 with 128 MB RAM, 75-200 Pentium processor, 2GIG ATA Quantum Fireball hard drive, 166.20 MHZ. I am currently running Linux Puppy NOP 4.1.0. It is pretty fast for a machine I found in the trash. I am writing this message on it right now. Hope I can get BOINC to run on it. Thanks.

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Ricardo Notorik


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 Post subject: Re: Root Password?
PostPosted: 26. Feb 2009, 08:01 

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Notorik wrote:
Thanks again for making this. To answer your question, I have a very old Dell Optiplex GXMT 5166 with 128 MB RAM, 75-200 Pentium processor, 2GIG ATA Quantum Fireball hard drive, 166.20 MHZ. I am currently running Linux Puppy NOP 4.1.0. It is pretty fast for a machine I found in the trash. I am writing this message on it right now. Hope I can get BOINC to run on it. Thanks.

I think, that such a old system uses a lot (to much) of energy with a very bad throught put caused by the slow CPUs.
Also, with such a old system, you can only crunch a limited number of projects. The deadline is a problem with a such slow CPU and also the projects must has a very small memory usage to fit into the 128 MB.
I think it is not worth to crunch BOINC projects on such old systems.


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PostPosted: 22. Mar 2009, 08:10 
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My brother runs a lot of old "free" computers he was given or that were saved from the trash man as BOINC crunchers. I think the slowest stuff he has that crunches constantly and reliably on at least a few projects are old AMD 450MHz (K6?) and some PII or PIII's around 550MHz.

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 Post subject: Re: Root Password?
PostPosted: 22. Mar 2009, 23:10 

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I have checked the Ubuntu site for the explict hardware support. Primarly are CPUs higher than 486 supported. So your Pentium 1 and Pentium 2 systems should work.

So it's the big question, why at Notorik's systems the boot did not work. - Could you please try to boot the system from CD in the debug mode via press F6 in the boot menu and remove the strings "quiet" and "silent" and press twice enter. The messages where the boot hang or aborts are important for me to analyse this.


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