je_oclug at kronos.honk.org
Wed Jan 29 22:16:14 EST 2003
On Wed, 29 Jan 2003, Dana Webber wrote:
> Each bios has it's own upgrade. if you can find one then
> use it. Another way is to boot of the 1g disk. After the kernal is
> loaded then Linux does not use the bios and it can see the big disk.
I might try hunting about for a BIOS upgrade. Anyone know how I can read
the BIOS id string without having to reboot the PC?
The box has been running for nearly 11 hrs now with no apparent problems
(looking frantically for real wood to knock on...) with the cover off.
The drive definately runs hotter (but not as hot as a SCSI drive - I take
that previous comment back) than the 1gb fujitsu that is also in there
(the mounting bracket on the 1gb fuji is cool to cold to the touch,
whereas the bracket for the 10gb is warm to very warm), so I think I need
to invent a way to get more air moving through the case. I'd recently
plugged up all the opened PC card slots at the back, so if I can get a fan
in there somewhere (hard though since it's a mini case) I can at least
exhaust easily. Any creative thoughts/memories on increasing ventilation?
Hmm.. had also thought to check the CPU fan - they usually die a few
months after installation too.
So, my (very) preliminary conclusion is overheating. I'll see how it
hangs in there over the next few days. I'm glad I decided to make the
main partition ext3 (with /boot and /tmp ext2) - with all the crashes I'd
probably be rebuilding yet again. ;)
As far as posting an image of the compromised PC for fun and games.. I
have no qualms about that, but I want to make sure I've got all my data
off it and anything sensitive (most likely nothing) is removed. How can I
make that image - Bill had mentioned dd but not sure of the spell syntax.
Thank you for all the thoughts and comments, folks!
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