The Habitrail

Computer Hell (Part Two)
February 4, 2003, 10:47 am
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Current Status:

  • Linux machine is booting from floppy, although it’s not a custom kernel so some things don’t work, still having LILO issue.
  • Windows machine boots perfectly with new motherboard, video card seems to be working, don’t know about DVI yet.
  • Cube still sitting doing nothing. Haven’t really played with it yet.
  • PowerBook felt left out, and decided to start going to sleep randomly.

Last Night…

Computer Hell
February 3, 2003, 11:01 am
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So, here’s where we are:

  • Linux machine is having conniptions, see below.
  • PC is still awaiting a new motherboard, will be getting it from Fry’s after work today.
  • Mac Cube is still refusing to turn on, just to feel included.
  • PowerBook is still working just fine. It won’t ever leave me. It won’t!

Here’s what happened

Computers. Ha!
February 2, 2003, 9:27 pm
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Linux machine died. It just decided to restart itself, then again. So I took this as a sign that it was time to upgrade.

But I don’t upgrade the Linux machine, I always upgrade my windows machine, and use the old components to upgrade the linux machine. So I go into Fry’s with the intention of buying a new processor and motherboard, and end up buying a new video card as well (why the heck not, right?)

Well, just like last time I was introduced to the concept of high density memory, this time I was introduced to the concept of the Pentium 4 extra power supply requirements.

Also, it turns out that the motherboard I bought doesn’t jibe with my SCSI card, it doesn’t look like it supports SCSI at all, so I have to return it.

The magnitude of a computer upgrade is measured in the number of trips to Fry’s. This one is already up to two, with a third one pending.

And to top it off, my Mac cube felt like it had to join in on the fun and decided to just stop booting as well. So now I have three non-functional computers on my desktop.

Back to the Linux machine (with the old guts from the PC inside)… have to reinstall Debian. Ugh.

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