[ubuntu-uk] possible to install ubuntu like gentoo?
fazzy.baboon at ntlworld.com
Thu Apr 17 19:56:46 BST 2008
On Thu, 2008-04-17 at 19:52 +0100, Tan, Xuan wrote:
> Farran: been there, done that. =)
> When I was 15 I single-handedly fried three motherboards because I
> failed to notice the dark spot on the video card that had just toasted.
> I swapped the video card out to test (didn't have a spare video card,
> but had a few spare mobos with AGP slots in them around). (that probably
> reveals how old I am now heh.)
> Be careful when diagnosing/testing!
> XuanYou Tan
> From: ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
> [mailto:ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Farran Lee
> Sent: 17 April 2008 17:48
> To: British Ubuntu Talk
> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] possible to install ubuntu like gentoo?
> On Thu, 2008-04-17 at 17:44 +0100, Andrew Oakley wrote:
> Farran Lee wrote:
> > lots of people have had problems with the same motherboard.
> I'd call that a fairly massive hint, and other than hard drive
> I'd say we're coming to the end of the list of possibilties.
> Update the motherboard BIOS, and if it still won't play, swap it
> out for
> a spare motherboard and see if that fixes it.
> Of course, I'm saying this as someone aged 37 with a shed full
> obsolete PC spares I can delve through; the only worry being
> whether the
> mice have eaten/pooed-on anything important (clue: never keep
> food and electronics in the same shed).
> If you're 15 and have just bought your first... everything...
> you're probably going to have to make friends with someone who
> can lend
> you a spare.
> By "spare" I mean "they won't mind if you break it". Do NOT
> your best mate's very expensive, and only, PC and then discover
> your PSU subtly fries every motherboard it comes into contact
> I recommend joining your local Linux User Group and finding
> someone with
> their own shed full of spares nearby!
> Andrew Oakley
> okay, will do :D
> actually I don't have any friends...
> that have anywhere full of 'spare' m/bs. Weird really :/
> I'll RMA it if they'll accept, and if that doesn't work, I'll get a new
> one. got a separate /home partition, so if anything goes wrong, I can
> safely (I hope) reinstall it :D
> Farran Lee
> I'm only 15 :P
hehe I'll watch out for that then
was that a challenge? I'm sure I could beat that if I tried hard
I'm only 15 :P
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