I thought it would be a good idea if there was a single thread that had the hardware that people use to test their operating systems.
If you think it's a good idea, then reply to this with your specs, otherwise don't bother.
I agree it's a good idea. Points of interest aside from specs might be availability of an internet connection (with method), harddisk-writability etc.
My boxes (and yes, I will have internet there by friday so I can actually do something
540 (or actually, 504) MB harddisk, write allowed (will make cd backup of harddisk). Full harddisk access also allowed (come on with those pre-beta hdd drivers
4x cdrom drive
3com etherlink III network card, connected to SIS900 on Michael
S3 Virge something (will check someday which, expect a dx)
floppy drive (with a bunch of disks naturally)
4.3 billion bytes harddisk (4GB), write in special 500M partition, can be remkfs'd to anything Slackware supports or you can make.
Some other 3com network card, this one is PCI, don't know what type.
Has soundcard, Creative Vibra16, no speakers connected, 2 surplus sets available (so don't mind blowing up a set).
floppy drive (same disks)
This one has an S3 Trio 64V+
Has got a PIIX chipset, PIIX3 or 4, think 4, with harddisk doing udma, so you can test that here too.
This is my work box, the 40G harddisk will not be in the system when testing, I hate to see people overwriting my working-OSes. It has a 40G and an 8G harddisk, 8G fully available for testing. Has 256MB ram, DDR SDRAM, and all the goodies that you could want
Onboard networkcard (SIS900 connected to gabriel, occasionally hickups), onboard soundcard (SIS7012, no speakers), 2x usb with SIS OHCI implementation, PS/2 wireless mouse, some cheap @$$ keyboard, parallel printer connected, USB webcam (logitech sold under different name), USB networkcard (some type, just got it yesterday, works in Win2k), rtl8139 network card connected to rafael, SIS 6326 4m video card, and a SB live Player 5.1 with 5.1 set connected through analog output, microphone with headset connected with 2.0 out and mic in. Also has a cdrom player and a dvd-burner. Can be used for burn-tests provided that you ship me some dvd's or cd's to spend. I'm willing to throw in a few if you're reasonably certain it works.
Sparcstation 4 with 1 1GB scsi harddisk, think 50mhz sparc processor, 32-bit. Cannot run intel programs, unbelievably incompatible. Runs NetBSD, can be used for client-server testing.
Sparcstation 5, 1GB + 2GB scsi harddisks, 170MHz Sparc, 32-bit. Cannot run intel programs, can run servers. Has 10mbit ethernet connection, can be used for any sort of file or bit serving function.
Default setup for netbooting, netbooted kernels are easier for me to test (and can almost be tested with a webinterface, it's that easy).
-> The usb network card has gone (still have it around but it's not in use), it now has a Radeon 9200SE video card, the microphone broke (so it's not available), got a new USB keyboard, a new mouse that's atm also PS2 wireless but that can also do USB (Logitech MX1000). Add to the last box a cd rewriter that can be used with cdr's and cdrw's (if you can give me some hope of it working). Should be "default" type, but it gives problems with old cdrecords. MSI8332 afaik. Also has a DVD player and a number of sample DVD's that you can testrun. Can't make new dvd's for people to test their dvd disk access though.
From the box o' stuff that I'm never going to use again: One serial mouse with 3 buttons, one crappy ps2 mouse with a scroll wheel. One broken 40GB Maxtor harddisk that still can function but gives loads of errors (might be a good idea for testing?
[edit 2004Feb] updated video card info [/edit]
[edit 2004Dec] About time to update. half the world has changed. [/edit]
[edit 2005Nov] The world flipped over again. Was it that long ago that I've bought that mouse? Added sparcstations, dvd burner. [/edit]