Just spent four hours resurrecting the router from a hard disk failure. Was thwarted at every turn, the hardware and software just didn't like me today. From non-functioning floppy controllers (install the hdd on a different computer) to 10Base2 networking (need I say more?) to a borken woody install (got far enough to get some potato install disks), just about everything went wrong. Did have someone to help me (keep my sanity) with the process, it eventually got installed but still needs quite a few things configured (dhcp, samba, tftp, mopd, iptables, a new kernel).
linux.conf.au approaches - Are you going to be there?