[rescue] New harddrive in a SS20
koyote at koyote.cx
Thu Jan 30 11:22:41 CST 2003
Yep- the barracudas will be pretty warm to the touchm and that's fine.
for the rest, the hardware generally pretty much just goes with
sun. Learning the software and OS model can be... interesting.
one or both of those should have the fan modification, but it's not a
huge deal all the time. (I'd recommend not running dual 10K drives in
any case, but I think I left you with 7200 RPM barracudas anyway.)
the good part is that you can go back to the "Z80 days" with these and
play around with the OS commands and write programs using just the shell
operations and learn quite a bit.
> I've very nearly given up several times. I still don't have either system
> running in any meaningful sense.
> Blanche seems to have lost interest. It's just me now. My interest has also
> been waning; I think it's pure stubbornness that's keeping me going.
> Go re-read "Flow." Note particularly the part that describes how flow
> activities are generally ones that provide a challenge, but not so hard they
> seem impossible.
> If I had hours every week to sit down and pour over the manuals, read the
> documentation, try all kinds of stuff, make mistakes and start over, fewer
> distractions and so on, it might seem less impossible, despite how hard it
> seems to get direct answers to specific questions. When I was your age, I had
> BTW, are the drives supposed to get hot to the touch? If this were a PC I'd
> adding more cooling to the case. I've been contemplating adding something to
> the floppy slot, which isn't being used, after all.
> You can fool too many of the people too much of the time. -James Thurber, "The
> Thurber Carnival", 1945
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