Well, lo and behold, someone gave me a computer. It's a neat box with a 1 gigahertz Duron, the motherboard has built in sound and NIC (though he gave me a NIC too). The memory was bad, so he threw in 64 Meg he had lying around. Hopefully the upgrade to my computer will work, and I'll throw in 256 to this other one.
The CD-ROM drive kept causing issues, so I replaced that from another computer someone gave me (to be used for the tape library). The hard drive is about 40 GB, and I threw in a stray IDE cable just to put it on another channel. The video card is (forgot, but its something with 32 MB). I wiped 98 from it, as it was slooow. I'm trying to install XP on it just to have a Windows computer. Not that I actually want Windows, it just supports more games than WineX.
Why XP? Because I figure it supports more things. Microsoft seems to help companies want to support later OS's and not always earlier ones. Though I wonder if 98se would work just as well.
In other news, my computer just got up and running. I bought a "Cable/DSL" router, so I removed a NIC from it. I removed the Promise controller, and hope to get the 3ware in today, which I'll then use the two drives as RAID 1, and find another drive to use for swap. I just downloaded 2.4.19, and now I need to find the Tekram patch for it.