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by L. Daniel Rosa
Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Second hard drive
Replies: 13
Views: 2737

Re: Second hard drive

I would check the boot order in the BIOS and see if the BIOS is pointing to that drive to boot from. Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately I didn't speak clearly enough. Without the password _nothing_ happens. No BIOS access, no exceptions. If I could access the BIOS I would have used the bootable linu...
by L. Daniel Rosa
Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:26 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Second hard drive
Replies: 13
Views: 2737

Re: Second hard drive

Thanks for the further input guys. The "manage" option didn't do it, but the '98 boot disk did. I only managed to reformat one of the two I have- the other wouldn't "fix". Between the two of them, when the big one is attached to the laptop I'm interrogated for a password. Maybe the little one is so ...
by L. Daniel Rosa
Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:19 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Second hard drive
Replies: 13
Views: 2737

Re: Second hard drive

Thanks for the input. Unfortunately I'm still at square zero. The Physical Hardware (tm) is plugged and pulling power from the supply, humming softly. I go to control panel and tell it to install new hardware, which tells me that I have two (count 'em on the list, they're both there by some string t...
by L. Daniel Rosa
Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:26 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Second hard drive
Replies: 13
Views: 2737

Second hard drive

I'm trying to reformat and install stuff on a laptop hard drive with my gateway/w2k. The hardware installer sees that it's there, the BIOS sees it just fine too- but I can't get at it. What gives?
by L. Daniel Rosa
Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Playing with a sick Ford Escape hybrid...
Replies: 9
Views: 1901

Re: Playing with a sick Ford Escape hybrid...

Please, stop playing with it. From my job as an "emissions inspector" (tailpipe sniffer, long ago) I learned that Fords have suicidal engine computers. Couple this with steer by wire and driving becomes a criminal act of premeditated recklessness with chance of murder. BTW, I wonder what "hybrid" me...
by L. Daniel Rosa
Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: ipod touch with a different OS
Replies: 5
Views: 1718

Re: ipod touch with a different OS

Specifically vague maybe. Instead of a media player that happens to be able to keep a calender, I'd like to see it as a pocket sized computer sans keyboard. I know that 99% of people's needs are taken care of by apps that are already written, but I'm not them. I'm hoping to be able to run C apps so ...
by L. Daniel Rosa
Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:15 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: ipod touch with a different OS
Replies: 5
Views: 1718

ipod touch with a different OS

One of rackets where I work is "pride points" that we can spend on junk in the catalog. I've been ignoring them for a while and now there's enough to buy a toy or two. Anyway, I was thinking about the ipod touch but I don't want to be chained to the istore and buy apps that don't do what I want. I d...
by L. Daniel Rosa
Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:02 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Changing my religion- to linux
Replies: 30
Views: 5203

Re: Changing my religion- to linux

Thank you CeaSaR. That gave me some hope, but I don't think it solved it. I did write a startup for the thinkpad, and it started to do it's thing but stopped because the power management settings prevented it from something. Now I am thinking about pulling the hard drive out and reloading something ...
by L. Daniel Rosa
Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Changing my religion- to linux
Replies: 30
Views: 5203

Re: Changing my religion- to linux

I'm getting over the frustration of lost and destroyed files. I'd like to give another go at installing (smaller) linux, but the laptop wom't boot from anything. I gave it a new CMOS battery, but it still tells me errors 161 and 163 and stalls. Is there a key I should be able to press to get into a ...
by L. Daniel Rosa
Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: New(ish) Gateway computer
Replies: 3
Views: 2631

Re: New(ish) Gateway computer

Thanks all for your assistance. I stopped by a computer shop on my trip south and the folks there managed to force feed a driver to it- not the one that matched the model number but a later one that works by good luck. Haklesup, I'm sorry I wasn't clear on this (not that it matters anymore). I don't...
by L. Daniel Rosa
Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Changing my religion- to linux
Replies: 30
Views: 5203

Re: Changing my religion- to linux

Now it's bricked. I can't even get into the BIOS. Errors 00161 and 00163, then it gives me the bird. The CMOS battery still tests good.
by L. Daniel Rosa
Fri Sep 04, 2009 11:01 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: New(ish) Gateway computer
Replies: 3
Views: 2631

New(ish) Gateway computer

I think I'm stressing out too much about this. I recently acquired a computer for myself so that I don't have to keep using the monstrosity in the living room. Unfortunately, I can't get all the drivers for it. What I (think I) know about it so far is the tag on the back reads "ATXAEG LX3 E6000", SN...
by L. Daniel Rosa
Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: And now for something completely.. er.. Different?
Replies: 16
Views: 2602

Re: And now for something completely.. er.. Different?

I applied for a job there many years ago. I don't know if they refused me because I knew electronics or because I have more conscience than ambition.
by L. Daniel Rosa
Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Changing my religion- to linux
Replies: 30
Views: 5203

Re: Changing my religion- to linux

What brand and model computer are you trying to install to? Are you burning the ISO to CD or DVD media? Thinkpad 380XD, CD only. I have something running now, but it takes twelve minutes to start and took3.8G of hard drive space; only about ten times what it replaced! It also says that there are se...
by L. Daniel Rosa
Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Changing my religion- to linux
Replies: 30
Views: 5203

Re: Changing my religion- to linux

I not a believer yet. I tried the "Graphic Installer" and that got hung up at 74% too, but it was "locales" or something like that. I have it going again with the "Netinst" version, but I have a bad feeling about it all. The first time I tried to install it as a secondary and it gave some excuse for...