[NBLUG/talk] How Low Can We Go?
hydro_mancer at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 20 12:08:48 PDT 2006
I didn't know such drive existed. Either way, I'm
never going to be able to get the BIOS to mount off of
the USB. Nice try, though.
--- matt <matt at cfxnetworks.com> wrote:
> Hold on a second, didn't you say you had a USB
> PCMCIA card? What about a USB
> CD-ROM drive?
> On Wednesday 19 April 2006 15:25, Andrew wrote:
> > Kyle Rankin wrote on Wed, 19 Apr 2006 12:44:35
> > > On Wed, Apr 19, 2006 at 11:53:39AM -0700,
> Stephen Cilley wrote:
> > > > Thanks for all of your input.
> > > > I got back from HSC about 30 minutes ago, I
> > > > floppies and a pcmcia 10/100 card (I needed
> > > > anyway.) I tried to get one of the bootdisks
> to run
> > > > the lappy and it turns out that the floppy
> drive is
> > > > bad.
> > [snip]
> > > > So how do I do it now, with just a network
> > > >
> > > > Stephen
> > >
> > > The best way would be to drop back by HSC and
> check out their
> > > selection of used laptop floppy drives and see
> if you can find
> > > one that works. Otherwise you'll have to resort
> to the
> > >
> > > which will require an adapter so you can hook up
> the 2.5"
> > > laptop IDE connection to a standard IDE port.
> > I got a 2.5-inch-to-standard IDE adapter at
> Cr at pUSA for about $8.
> > It's been *very* useful.
> > I'd also recommend, Stephen, that you stop by the
> > Recycling Center on Saturday and pick up a larger
> hard drive.
> > Your current "almost 1 GB" drive is going to feel
> > cramped. The CRC has boxes and boxes of 2 GB and
> smaller drives
> > for $2 or less apiece. Heck, at that price, grab
> five. If you
> > look hard enough, you might find some 3 GB drives.
> Don't forget
> > to check for a master/slave/cable-select jumper.
> They come in
> > handy, especially if you're going to use the above
> adapter to pop
> > the drive into a desktop. Pull one off another
> drive, if you need
> > to. Oh, and check how thick of a drive your Toshi
> > accommodate. My P120 Toshi (a Satellite Pro
> 430CDT) can only take
> > a drive that is 1/2 inch thick or thinner. On
> mine, the drive is
> > accessed through the battery compartment.
> > As for getting into the BIOS, try the escape key.
> > Have fun.
> > A.
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