I have just inhereted an HP Apollo 715 33 with 32 MB ram + keyboard
and monitor and I have a few questions.
Not really appropriate for this group, which is devoted to Apollo
boxes from before HP acquired them. Comp.sys.hp.hpux is more appropriate;
also it has many more readers.
Is it possible to install NT on this machine?
No. Your choices are HP-UX 9 or 10 (also 8? can't remember if 8 ran on
the 715), NeXTStep 3.3 or 4, or NetBSD which I hear doesn't work very
well yet. I think there's work on a Linux port as well. HP-UX 10 will
be rather slow and unpleasant. 11 doesn't support it, if I recall correctly.
Is it worth the time to try to sell this system - if so what is
Not a lot. Maybe $150 if you're lucky? This is one of the first PA RISC
HP's, and quite slow by today's standards.
Is it realistic for somebody with no experience as a sysadmin to
try to either install the apollo operating system or hpunix on
this machine and use it as an x-windows client - we have an SGI
origin running already? If so where can one find the software and
The Apollo operating system, DomainOS, doesn't run on the PA-RISC's.
I think HP's complete documentation for HPUX 10 is online. You can get
the software from an HP reseller or possibly off ebay. Not sure how pleasant
an X terminal it will make, as I just recall the 715/33 having an 8bit
display. You might be able to get a free copy of NeXTStep from Apple;
they were giving away free Y2k-fixed copies a few months ago.
There doesn't appear to be a floppy drive or CD rom in this machine.
How do you begin to install software?
From an external SCSI CD ROM or Tape drive.
Finally, is there a more relevant newsgroup where I could find