alaric at metrocast.net
Sat Mar 14 20:20:48 CDT 2009
Finally getting back to that Voyager recovery, now that I have good
floppies to use.
The good news: Getting the case apart turns out to be fiddly, but not
The bad news: ...Except for one part, on which I seem to be in a
catch-22 situation. I can't see how to get the last two parts of the
case off without first removing the floppy drive, because the floppy
drive and PCMCIA card cage are in the way of removing the second-to-last
part. But I can't figure out how to get the last two pieces of the case
off without removing the floppy drive, because until I get the remaining
case parts off, I can't get to the mounting screws for the floppy drive.
Turns out the floppy drive is a 5402445-02 low-profile drive. The
replacement Steven Price was kind enough to send me (thanks, Steven) is
a 3701354-01, and physically will not fit. However, that's moot because
I can't figure out how to get the existing floppy out.
But! A friend just today gave me an ancient Philips SCSI CD-RW drive in
an external case, along with just the right magic cable to connect it to
the Voyager's external SCSI port. So I'm going to put the Voyager back
together, not worry about the floppy for now, and see if I can get
OpenBSD 4.4 onto it via the external CD.
Phil Stracchino, CDK#2 DoD#299792458 ICBM: 43.5607, -71.355
alaric at caerllewys.net alaric at metrocast.net phil at co.ordinate.org
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