So all my shit finally came in, etc, and I haven’t tested it all out yet because I’ve been blowing off my schoolwork for the past week or so and am finally trying (barely) to catch up. Instead I find myself browsing the internets and making images like the left, “Konaharuseki”. Sad.
I did get around to trying out my new Q6600 machine. I slapped the 20->24 pin PSU converter in it and booted it up, worked fine, etc. I was in the middle of installing windows on it however (now I have two problems etc) when the installer froze up. So I powered down the machine, swapped out random things, and at the the very least the PSU is dead – it won’t power on another board I had laying around (which powers up with another PSU with a lower rating).
Really fucking annoying, I hope the fucking PSU didn’t take anything else with it. I have a feeling it’s just old and burned out and isn’t able to supply enough juice to the CPU (which is, in itself, dangerous). I dunno.
Going to (hopefully) get around to testing the new IDE controller I have which I have plugged into a 64-bit PCI riser card (new!) which also needs to be tested. Hopefully this fucker supports 48-bit LBA which I’ll need to run the TB of storage space off the machine.
Testing basically entails setting up a netboot environment, which should be a cakewalk since I’ve done it like three times already. The only catch this time is that the host machine only has a 4GB HDD (lol tiny cheap old SCSI drives), so I’m gonna see how far down I can crunch the fuckers so that they’re all basically sharing the same core filesystem :DNo comments