Brian's Linux Box
b_mckee at myrealbox.com
Wed Jan 29 11:50:12 EST 2003
> On January 29, 2003 11:23 am, Jon Earle wrote:
>> On Sunday, my box got hit and the t0rn rootkit installed (I know, I know,
>> I'd just moved the box to a new home and had not had time to get firewall
>> rules installed). I figured it was as good a time as any to upgrade the
>> machine anyway, so I stuck a 10GB disk in, installed Debian 3.0 and that's
>> when my troubles began.
>> The machine is a P120 with 32Mb RAM. It previously had a Fujitsu 1GB
>> disk. The new disk is a 10GB Fujitsu.
> I had a similar problem on my old 133 when I misconfigured the discs in the
> bios and or bad memory.
> #lilo<uncompressing kernel>......................
> Then it would simply hang.
> I would start there and use the older disc to diagnose it by boot from it.
> Just a thought.
Will an old P120 motherboard access a 10GB drive properly? I know there are
various drive size restrictions with various bios's due to a number of
factors. My wife's machine still has a drive overlay installed because the
motherboard used previously couldn't access a drive over 4 gig. As I
understood it Linux uses the bios differently than that other operating
system and thus didn't have all the same problems, but I'm not sure that it
couldn't have some of the same problems....
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