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Re: [ProgSoc] Challenge to ProgSoc members
> Emm, yeah it would be kinda fun, but we need like a price of something to
> really motivate the members? Exec, can ya think of any prices??
Fresh mushrooms for $2.00 per kilo at Paddy's Markets, Friday afternoon.
An excellent price to my eye.
Seesh, typical programmer, take everything literally,
sorry Dinesh, sometimes I just can't resist.
Yeah, about the boot disc. Debian's boot floppy might be a good place
to start with, it doesn't use LILO but something else that's kind of similar
and you can drop your own kernel into it and also put your own message
screens at the start. There's a toolkit for setting it up and all.
X is quite big though, it's gonna be a bit tight doing it all from ramdisc
because the X server is a bit of a ram hog to begin with. It also at least
needs support for some local shells and telnet running locally too.
Then there's the problem of IP numbers, how do the current machines
figure out their IP numbers and how are we going to code it onto a floppy?
How about machine names? I guess once it has an IP number, it does
a reverse DNS lookup to figure out it's own name -- a bit messy but
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