Joined: Aug. 2005
||Posted: Dec. 26 2007,22:28
Ok so here is my situation... I am an amateur radio operator (Explains the username), my current project is whats called an APRS Digipeater for my local area/ school club (Automatic Position Reporting System www.aprs.net and www.arrl.org ). It basically receives, retransmits, and sends packet information on the radio and connects it to the internet.
So I want to use an old computer as a head system for the high school amateur radio club I co founded a few years ago (I now attend RIT). This would ideally be controlled as a remote head acceable through remote desktop of some sort since it will not need to be used much, just to process packet information.
I am trying to set up linux on this computer :
(as best as I can figure):
Intel Pentium I MMX (either 100 or 233MHz ill have to check)
64 Mb ram
60GB HDD (surprised to get that to work!)
10/100 Mbit LAN
So DSL is on there right now, and to me it seems to work fine. However I tried to install APRSDigi from the tarball and its not working. I right click and select extract, which I believe would be the same as extracting through the terminal? But it loads in its own directories and im not sure where to go from there... I get errors when I try to compile it and because of that MAKE obviosly will not work... any help? This is a fairly important project because it supports the local radio community and I go back to school in less than 2 weeks (about 400 miles away, RIT)... So getting this set up would be AMAZING and I really do not want to do this with an old version on Windows 98 (previously on there)...