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On Mon, 23 May 2005 09:42:54 +0100 Neil Williams wrote:
On Monday 23 May 2005 9:30 am, Grant Sewell wrote:Just recently my main box displays this line for ages on booting.Ah, now see - why keep booting it? Just buy a UPS and keep the thing running, it works better that way! :-)
When the College pay me enough to be able to run my PC(s) 24/7, then I will consider it. Until then... :D
Check your jumper settings for cable-select settings on the hard drive(s) and change the hard drive cable. I've seen this with a damaged ribbon cable.
Hmm.... damaged cable. Will take a look later. It's not going to be a C/S problem - haven't used C/S in donkeys years. Can't stand it.
Should I be concerned about this,Yes. If your hard drive is set to cable-select (a favourite trick of Dell and a few other manufacturers), the hard drive could simply disappear and you may not suspect a combined cable/jumper problem and blame the hard drive.
Self-built system. Harddrive doesn't seem to disappear - indeed, it's been completely reliable since I got it, and I hope I haven't just jinxed it! Cheers Neil. Grant. -- Artificial intelligence is no match for nuratal stidutipy. -- The Mailing List for the Devon & Cornwall LUG Mail majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe list" in the message body to unsubscribe. FAQ: www.dcglug.org.uk/linux_adm/list-faq.html