[rescue] x86 power question

John Francini francini at mac.com
Mon Nov 13 16:26:25 CST 2006

On 13 Nov 2006, at 17:08, velociraptor wrote:

> On 11/13/06, John Francini <francini at mac.com> wrote:
>> On 13 Nov 2006, at 14:13, velociraptor wrote:
>>> At this point, I may just begin from scratch.  Without another  
>>> x86 box
>>> to narrow down the problem further, I don't really know what else to
>>> try.  And, to be honest, I'm tired of fscking around with it, even
>>> though I'd like to know the root cause.  Often the "tired of it"  
>>> gene
>>> beats up the SA gene these days.
>>> It sucks that it works perfectly fine with no boot disk when started
>>> off of a LiveCD. :-(
>>> I've even toyed with the idea of OS X server on the Quicksilver
>>> running SW RAID 5, but I start twitching when I think about that on
>>> IDE disks.
>> Why? Apple's own XServes and XServe RAID products are built upon IDE
>> disks.
> Please note the difference between "XServe" and "OS X server". :-)  I
> don't need a jet engine under my desk, I was thinking external 3-4
> disk FW case hung off the back of my 733 G4, as at this point I know
> of no PCI HW RAID 5 card for a Mac that costs less than an arm and
> leg.

I knew exactly what you meant. I was implying that there are IDE disk  
drives out there that aren't crap. You could buy one of those  
enclosures you mentioned, put server-grade IDE drives in it, and have  
a reasonably robust storage pool.


> =Nadine=
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