[Cbsupport] Hard drive
danfoster at ihug.com.au
Mon Jun 14 08:36:01 UTC 2004
Hi Avery and Kylie
I actually beleive that a modern drive would have problems in that
machine. I think that pentium class hardware could only support up to
20 gig or so (although i could be wrong on that exact size). I'll do a
bit of googling tonight, there has to be some definite answer out there.
(dfoster at snorkel.rtfm.com.au)
Kylie Davies wrote:
> Hi Avery,
> The maxtor drive will be able to have Linux installed on it.
> QN: Does anybody know if there are any issues with newer hard drives
> on older type motherboards (ie PII class systems?).
> If there are no issues, then, you could probably put the drive on the
> cable that your current hard drive is plugged onto (ie taking the
> other hard drive out), or, if you have another ide cable and connector
> - you could put both hard drives in. I don't think you can put the
> hard drive on the same cable even if there is space because the access
> speeds will probably be different. ??
> Because I lack the expertise and knowledge to adequately advise you
> how to install the system so it has two disks... I encourage you to do
> it the easier way..ie one hard drive only (pending the answer to the
> question posed)...until we hear from some 'expert' help on the
> cbsupport list. ??
> Word of warning: If you have a Compaq computer - they can be very
> difficult to work with when installing hard drives due to (sometimes)
> weird case fit outs. :)
> If you stick the new drive where the old drive is...you should be able
> to install Knoppix to the hard drive.
> I will forward a guide (in draft form) for the installation of Knoppix
> 3.4 on Computerbank systems so that you can be better informed.
> Cheers and hope this helps,
> Deb&Max wrote:
>> HI All
>> Office works is selling a Maxtor 80GB Retail Hard Drive Kit for $149
>> with Installation instructions for DIY. It has an Ultra ATA/133
>> I was wondering, If I bought something like this could I install it
>> on my Linux 2.3
>> GB and if so how like can I just follow th instructions. As in
>> would I piggy back it or would I remove the other one and replace it
>> and would I need to reinstall Knoppix or what. Or is it just beyond
>> my means and would I need to take the box into Computerbank and get
>> them to do it and can they deal with Maxtor. I don't necessarily
>> want 80GB, 20GB would be plenty I was reading the Catalogue and saw
>> this one and thought it a good price.
>> I think this is the site for more info
>> Of course other considerations are it is a Pentium 199MHz, Linux,
>> using reiserfs, kde 3.1.5,
>> i586 with 128MB (PC 133 I think) SDRAM, Release 2.4.22-xfs and would
>> you need to change any of that?
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