On Mon, 2010-07-26 at 09:05 +0800, Bill Kenworthy wrote:
> On Sun, 2010-07-25 at 22:08 +0200, Alan McKinnon wrote:
> > On Sunday 25 July 2010 10:18:33 Dale wrote:
> > > Alan McKinnon wrote:
> > [snip]
> > > > When done, reboot as normal and see if the machine boots up properly.
> > >
> > > And I would stand guard to make sure housekeeping doesn't come around.
> > > ;-) Cutting power during all this wold not be good.
> > Here in Africa we use pythons for that.
> > Real genuine live 10 foot snakes. In a terrarium of course.
> > Trust me, it takes about 30 seconds after the first housekeeping person sees
> > it until none of them goes anywhere near your stuff.
> > :-)
> I like the idea of pythons, as they swallow the prey whole its much less
> messy than the redback spiders suggested for use here in West Oz ...
> someone would have to clean up the bodies in the morning.
> Must be a coincidence, didnt update the MBR after installing grub and
> failed to boot this morning - though the signs are more like disk
> failure - even the live CD isnt helping
> Another job for tonight when I get home.
Fixed it - was grub after all - it renumbered my drives (0 and 1
Complicated because this was one of the early sata boards with a fake
raid chip to handle the sata while the old IDE drives were on the normal
Further complicated by the bios and raidchip changing drive assignments
depending on which drive/cd/floppy you booted from (i.e., what grub sees
as the drive numbers changes when the real OS is booted). I forgot what
hoops I had to jump through to get this going originally.
Might be time for a new setup - amd athlon 2500+ are not so cool these