[rescue] Re: rescue Digest, Vol 25, Issue 4
isaac at pobox.com
Wed Dec 8 09:27:21 CST 2004
For what it's worth, I bought a generic 1U riser from that ebay seller
for a VA Linux 1000 last year. While it was just barely too tall, I was
able to grind down enough material with a small burr wheel on a dremel
to make it fit within tolerances (i.e. pci card fit, cover closed
A pain, to be sure, and not pretty, but it worked. The original risers
are, indeed, unobtanium.
I have no experience with the 2U risers, though.
On Wed, 8 Dec 2004, Ido Dubrawsky wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 08, 2004 at 07:48:05AM -0600, rescue-request at sunhelp.org wrote:
> > Date: 06 Dec 2004 14:16:56 -0500
> > From: james <james at jdfogg.com>
> > Subject: Re: [rescue] VA Linux 1U/2U Riser cards?
> > To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
> > Message-ID: <1102360615.3751.3.camel at kendall.jdfogg.com>
> > Content-Type: text/plain
> > On Mon, 2004-12-06 at 14:10, Ido Dubrawsky wrote:
> > > I'm searching for riser cards for a VA Linux rackmount system. I need both the
> > > 1U and the 2U riser cards and they're scarce as all get out on ePay. I'm
> > > watching one auction right now but there are no others. Anyone out there have
> > > any they can part with. It's for a 2200 box.
> > >
> > > Ido
> > I have a bunch of these machines w/o risers. Have you tried the generic
> > riser cards on ebay?
> > Something like this....
> > http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=1484&item=5735271957&rd=1
> > If you know anything about the generics let me know, as I'm going crazy
> > without risers.
> I haven't tried that particular riser card. I tried the following riser cards:
> in a VA Linux 2100 and they don't work. They're just about an 1/8" too tall
> for the PCI slots. It really sucks because the VA Linux specific riser cards
> are a pain to hunt down. There is a company, California Digital, which
> acquired the systems division of VA Linux back in 2001 who continue to provide
> legacy parts for those systems but they don't seem to carry the riser cards.
> I'm going to try and e-mail them to see if they have any available for sale.
> Ido Dubrawsky, CISSP E-mail: ido at dubrawsky.org
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