it's an HP Compaq nx9000! i don't know the exact specs yet but it's got 512mb+256mb of RAM.
the problem of this computer was that it got stuck on the bios screen, clicked and wouldn't let me boot off USB. i think that the problem here is that it's trying to read from the hard drive, and that hard drive is dead, so it gets stuck. I'll test this by plugging it into another computer
here's an interesting oddity: the hard drive is placed under the battery!
this might also not be the hard drive; idk, i didn't take it out yet
well, i was wrong! the hard drive is actually here:
ummm... is it just me or does this not look like a sata interface
oh well. let's at least see if I can boot this thing without it
it does!! and there's no clicking anymore, so that confirms my theory about a dead hard drive.
so it's got a 2ghz intel processor, and all ~700mb of ram are visible. the bios is still a bit reluctant to let me boot off USB though
interestingly, the bios settings seem to claim that it's a hard drive. odd
turns out the bios is just oddly slow, perhaps an update would fix it. anyways here's the debian usb menu
welp, it's x32
i was kinda hoping it would be x64 but this is a machine from circa 2002 so that was pretty unlikely
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