[rescue] advice on rescuing an e10k
Tom 'spot' Callaway
tcallawa at redhat.com
Thu Oct 19 17:03:20 CDT 2006
On Thu, 2006-10-19 at 17:53 -0400, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> On Thursday 19 October 2006 17:37, Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> > I've recently been offered a working E10K for Aurora (Fedora Linux on
> > SPARC) at no charge, but the catch is that I have to either get it or
> > get it delivered. They quoted out a delivery charge of ~$3200.00 US.
> > While this is probably a pretty decent bargain for a functional E10K,
> > its a LOT of money for Aurora, which isn't even a non-profit, and
> > would have to solicit the funds from donations.
> > I was considering renting a truck and trying to get it myself, but I
> > have no experience doing this. Does anyone have any advice to offer
> > here?
> The system weighs about 2000 lbs, and is a nice 3'x3' cube
> (approximately). It's important to know if you'll be moving it from
> somewhere with a loading dock to somewhere else with a loading dock, or
> if you'll need a lift-gate.
We'd be taking it from loading dock to loading dock.
> I'd suggest that if you do go with a lift gate, get a 24' Budget truck
> (I hear that Penske is good too, but I haven't used them, and they
> might not be in your area). Skip Uhaul because their service sucks,
> and their trucks aren't any better.
Any idea how much the Budget truck costs? Just looking for a round
estimate. Does a lift-gate make things easier for a loading dock, or is
it irrelevant in that usage case?
Tom "spot" Callaway || Red Hat || Fedora || Aurora || GPG ID: 93054260
"We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember always
that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence
and due process of law. We will not walk in fear, one of another. We
will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in
our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended
from fearful men -- not from men who feared to write, to speak, to
associate and to defend causes that were, for the moment, unpopular."
-- Edward R. Murrow, March 9, 1954
More information about the rescue