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Old 02-25-2009, 06:11 PM   #16
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bah
atari 2600 > computers (well, maybe not zx-81 )
 
Old 02-25-2009, 06:19 PM   #17
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been doing computers when i386 16 MHz SX was the latest and greatest.
actually my first pewter was a 286. and a tandy 1000. no hard drives back then. only 2 of those 5,1/4" floppy drives 360 or 720KB max. LOL
later if you owned a 20 or 40 meg hdd you were the king.
I bet you never seen an esdi hard drive before!
This is one funny post! I've been around since the days of the C64, Coleco ADAM, Atari 2600, Apple II, IBM PC/XT/AT/Jr,286,386,486, Pentium/II/III/IV, and continuing on ... I've been in IT since the Apple II/IBM PC days, and used ESDI drives all the time. I'm sure there are others who go way farther and that, even!

I think I'll join rkelson on this bet!

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Old 02-25-2009, 07:47 PM   #18
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you mean one of these? (se attached image)
i had something like that in the IBM PCxt we had when i was a kid, the first computer i ever used
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Old 02-26-2009, 05:14 AM   #19
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Nugent rocks!
LOL
cat scratch fever, ye ye yeah ?

I knew some cool ppl show up!






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And you can't figure out how to install Ubuntu??? Right.

Care to lay down some cash?
Well, no I dont have any cash..sorry..

Any way I figured it out...
(BTW That is why this is called Newbie forum)...

OK Here's how I did it.
(in case some 1 else has the same problem):

In this server there are 4 SATA disks which are similar to SCSI (to the system).
They have been mirrored by 3 Wire BIOS (the name of the mfg. like Adaptec etc.). but these disks are not the same in size .!?
(I inherited this system) so there were 4 disks, which BIOS reported 2 but Linux saw 3!

OK So I took the 2 on the Second chan. out! Physically removed them.
Installed Ubuntu.
Put the (damn) disks back
And now every thing works the way it should have been 3 days ago!
believe you me, if you were doing this setup over and over (after the 10th I lost count) you'd be pretty upset.

I still do not understand why Grub 22 (2 and 17) error occurred?

but hekk at least I dont have to hear these noisy fans in my ear any more I can ssh to it now.

Thanks to All for your help!
 
Old 02-26-2009, 05:16 AM   #20
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AFAIK....
 
Old 02-27-2009, 10:28 AM   #21
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you mean one of these? (see attached image)
i had something like that in the IBM PCxt we had when i was a kid, the first computer i ever used
yeah two sets of ribbon cables... exactly!

Have you got one of those magnets out of there? man you talking about a bone crusher!

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This is one funny post! I've been around since the days of the C64, Coleco ADAM, Atari 2600, Apple II, IBM PC/XT/AT/Jr,286,386,486, Pentium/II/III/IV, and continuing on ... I've been in IT since the Apple II/IBM PC days, and used ESDI drives all the time. I'm sure there are others who go way farther and that, even!

I think I'll join rkelson on this bet!
LOLL @ Atari , I was a electronics tech and we had an Apple II hooked up to a drill press, I mean for precision drilling the PCBs.
I also remember the old IBM, my work place paid some thing like over $2500. dollars for One of those 286's (boat anchors)!! back then it was a lot of money...

It's cool to know some old timers are around here..
I am glad we went thru that early stage of home PC-ing. It was a very exciting time really...(but still my kids today are smarter than me?) lol

BTW do you all remember NASA looking and buying old stuff on ebay? things like memory and CPUs (like 386's ) because the new stuff are too delicate to be sent in space.
I remember AMD's 468DX 40 was one of the Best for along time!
that was a good chip!

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Old 02-27-2009, 11:35 PM   #22
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(BTW does anyone know what that option "Bootable Flag = Off/On" is?).
Its just a flag byte in the partition table. Linux doesn't care if its set or not.

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I still do not understand why Grub 22 (2 and 17) error occurred?
The Ubuntu Grub setup program just sometimes gets confused. Usually when there is a mix of ide and sata drives.

1st time Linux install kinda gave me a wtf am I doing feeling. Took 3 or 4 times to get Fedora installed. At least it got easier with practice.

1st home computer was a TSR-80 used a cassette player for data storage. Booted to the GW basic interpreter prompt.
 
Old 03-03-2009, 08:51 AM   #23
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Its just a flag byte in the partition table. Linux doesn't care if its set or not.


The Ubuntu Grub setup program just sometimes gets confused. Usually when there is a mix of ide and sata drives.

1st time Linux install kinda gave me a wtf am I doing feeling. Took 3 or 4 times to get Fedora installed. At least it got easier with practice.

1st home computer was a TSR-80 used a cassette player for data storage. Booted to the GW basic interpreter prompt.
Sorry for the late reply but thanks a lot for your kind words/info.

You are right about SATA drives and Grub, I read that somewhere else as well.

I have done the same with RedHat (both ver. 5 and 7) I mean took a few tries before the fdisk actually stuck lol
(cant think of a better word)..
But then in process I discovered that we can actually make a partition-less setup and use a floppy disk to boot. (this was few years ago) Linux made a huge file and used that to act as a Linux hard drive without effecting the Windows boot/partition.This was excellent because back then I used to work at a lab in a college and the classroom/computers were used for many different courses so we couldn't really change any thing on those machines, yet kept everyone happy.
(now I think everyone takes it for granted..I mean a lot of things..)!

Regards;

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