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yay! [Feb. 23rd, 2001|03:02 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
i took an extra long time building the system, making sure i did everything carefully and correctly, even to the point of making sure all the cables were clean.

i went to boot it and... everything works! installing debian now.

oh, one thing that doesn't work: i didn't hook up all the case lights.... i hate those.... so hard to figure out what goes where, and the motherboard manual isn't much help, either. i guess i'll figure that out later.

system so far:

866 P3, 256 MB memory, 50x cd-rom (secondary master), 18 gb IBM drive (primary master.. boot disk), 60 gb maxtor (secondary slave), 60 gb ibm (primary slave). the two 60 gbs will be in a raid-1 array.

i'm going to need to buy a new sound card, since my old one was ISA (heh) and I don't have any ISA slots on this motherboard.

okay, enough blabbing.... back to installin'

[User Picture]From: gorgonous
2001-02-23 03:14 pm (UTC)
What's that machine going to do? File server, or Linux machine replacement?
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-02-23 03:16 pm (UTC)


file server + my primary desktop machine
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From: billemon
2001-02-23 05:19 pm (UTC)
Lucky you! I had an (old, spare) box at work Oops on me several times today. Upgraded a few packages, changed a few BIOS settings, rebooted, it Oopsed again. Took it apart, reassembled it, booted up, waited for the fsck to finish, it worked. Still going when I came home (there's optimism).
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[User Picture]From: yizhe
2001-02-23 06:02 pm (UTC)
You got yourself a hell lot of disk space . Cheers.
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[User Picture]From: tsutton
2001-02-24 12:27 am (UTC)
Nice system spec. Yours is an Intel, which is expensive, so it's worth it. Mine's an Thunderbird 900MHz with 512mb RAM and a lame 30gig HDD, where yours is a lot bigger. :)
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