[Cbsupport] Re: hard drive

Derek Vanderkruk Derek.Vanderkruk at i-solutions.net.au
Thu Jun 17 14:53:01 UTC 2004

What model Compaq is it?
The Compaq business PC's shouldn't have a problem (the deskpro line). A lot of the Presario line are not equiped to take an extra hard disk unless you get a cradle to mount it in th 5.25" bay (these ones also came with dodgy big-foot hdd's which had a tendancy to die within 18 mths).


From: cbsupport-admin at lists.linux.org.au on behalf of hortnfash
Sent: Tue 15/06/2004 5:22 PM
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Subject: [Cbsupport] Re: hard drive

Hi Daniel & 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.

Is there a smaller one that you can recommend and where would I look to
buy it?

I see these on Special through Dick Smith, Tandy and Office Works regulary
I actually would be happy with 10 but 20 would be great. I really don't
need more.  It seems to be hard to find smaller new hard drives and I
don't want to muck around with 2nd hand as the new ones have
instructions with them

> 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.  :)

Yes its a compaq

> If you stick the new drive where the old drive is...you should be able
> to install Knoppix to the hard drive.

Yes I guess I would have to replace 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.
There looks like there are issuses with 3.4 installing as it is meant
only as a "Live CD" but I still have 3.3 which works well
thanks for the responses

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