This was my original PC-clone computer after I managed to put off getting on the IBM/x86 PC hardware treadmill for as long as possible. I ignored them all, from the 8088 and 8086, through the 286s and 386s up to the mighty 80486. I finally succumbed and wyvern’s first incarnation was a P100 — yes, a 100MHz Pentium. At some point in the late 1990s this was replaced by a PII system of the same name. At the end of 2000 I travelled overseas for work and the box was then “upgraded” by my employer so I could run videoconferencing softwar to stay in touch with my family. Unfortunately the upgrade – they deemed a PIII necessary, so new motherboard and CPU was installed – was carried out in a completely cowboy fashion and the box was never reliable or quite the same again.

Software wise it has nearly always run linux, although there was a brief diversion into OS/2 Warp due to a licensing deal through work. My first slackware install involved 14 floppy disks painstakingly downloaded at work and – from memory – a 0.99pre4 kernel and some sort of slackware distribution. Over the years it has evolved through Redhat, Debian to Ubuntu, often without a full clean installation, so who knows what traces of which software are left lurking in dark corners.

Uptime Statistics

Wyvern is now long dead

     #               Uptime | System                                    Boot up 
----------------------------+-------------------------------------------------
     1   253 days, 19:18:54 | Linux 2.4.29             Wed Mar 16 08:30:34 2005
     2   123 days, 06:17:47 | Linux 2.4.20             Mon Jun  2 18:19:15 2003
     3   119 days, 10:14:52 | Linux 2.4.25             Fri Apr 23 19:34:18 2004
     4   110 days, 19:51:16 | Linux 2.4.20             Wed Dec  4 20:53:55 2002
     5    54 days, 13:00:40 | Linux 2.4.26             Thu Oct  7 18:30:46 2004
     6    52 days, 00:01:53 | Linux 2.4.18             Tue Sep  3 17:53:52 2002
     7    49 days, 00:58:04 | Linux 2.4.28             Wed Dec  1 07:37:50 2004
     8    34 days, 21:38:02 | Linux 2.4.24             Tue Feb 24 18:38:53 2004
     9    32 days, 03:53:20 | Linux 2.4.20             Fri Apr  4 18:47:57 2003
    10    29 days, 00:11:50 | Linux 2.4.28             Tue Feb 15 07:13:15 2005
----------------------------+-------------------------------------------------
->  16    14 days, 15:51:42 | Linux 2.4.29             Fri Nov 25 04:08:19 2005
----------------------------+-------------------------------------------------
1up in     0 days, 18:44:26 | at                       Sat Dec 10 14:44:26 2005
no1 in   239 days, 03:27:13 | at                       Sat Aug  5 22:27:13 2006
mst in    10 days, 08:08:19 | twenty-five days         Tue Dec 20 04:08:19 2005

Disk Partitions

disk size CHS partition type
hda 10.8G 255x63x1313
hda1 plan9
hda2 w95
hda5 swap
hdb 6498M 255x63x790
hdb1 linux
hdc 20G 255x63x2481
hdc1 w95
hdd DVD