I don't know why you wouldn't want the linux machine to ask for a login. You
can telnet to it without anyone being logged into it as long as you have it
setup on the network. I have a 3 computers setup in a similar way. Two of
which are Win98 machines (I know...I know) and then a little 486 that I hardly
ever look at except with telnet. Although I'm not sure if your going to be
able to mount your second hard drive on your P II system without booting into
linux on the new one. The reason for that being that Windows can't (or at
least not of my knowledge) see a linux partition. So therefore you can't share
what you don't have....ya see what I mean. You might could put the second hard
drive in your 486 if you know how or know someone that does. The only problem
there is your 486 might not be able to recognize it if it's too big.
I hope I was of some help to you.
>and the second with Redhat 5.1. networking (soon) with my faithful old
>486. I want the 486 to boot without asking for a login and password,
>being monitorless. The purpose being that I want to telnet (or if there
>is something better...?) from Windows on the PII to a minimal Linux
>installtion on the 486 which will have the PII's Linux partitions
>mounted on it allowing me to use the programs on the PII.
>Is there a more efficient way to do this? I would appreciate any
>pointers in the right direction, thanks.