I have a Compaq Deskpro EN that used to be my BeOS machine back in the day that i am trying to resurrect from the dead.
A Pentium III 866 with half a gig of memory.
It’s running plain 5.03 and it has a lot of software on it from back in the day that i am trying to salvage, maybe put online as abandonware which would be the next step. I am not sure how important that stuff is, but there might be some lost packages that i have, it’s about 1GB worth of stuff so i thought it was kind of important before it died.
But i can’t get the thing online no matter what i do. It did work for a short while, but now it just doesn’t want to get an IP adress. It sports a 3C905TX that used to be one of the most supported NIC’s out there and an onboard Intel something that does not seem to be supported. The light is green, but it does not seem to want an IP, and making a static one doesn’t do anything at all.
It’s been a very long time and i have basically forgotten most about how to use BeOS, even if i founded Begroovy back in the day and several other sites.
#2. If i do manage to get it online, how could i distribute this software in the best way for the community to take care of and host?