[Cbsupport] Hard drive

Daniel Foster 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.

Daniel Foster
(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,
> Kylie
> 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 
>> interfacing.
>> 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
>>> http://www.maxtor.com.au/_files/maxtor/en_us/documentation/data_sheets/diamondmax_plus_9_data_sheet.pdf 
>> 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?
>> thanks
>> Avery
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