[ubuntu-uk] Research required ...
Andrés Muñiz Piniella
andresmp at gmail.com
Thu Jan 6 14:08:19 UTC 2011
IDE problem: This was over the Christmas period in Asturias (a very nice
place in the north of spain). I went to several local IT shops and some big
shops and they did not have them in stock. Buy over the internet would have
been OK but I had no way of knowing if they where going to arrive in time
before I left. I knew there should be some sort of adaptor from SATA to IDE!
my sources have betrayed me! The only shops that could get it for me said
that it would be on the following day and that it would be 50-80euro. The
It was all for the best as the LCD screen started to fail. (hopefully it is
not Xubuntu's fault). Depending on how I held the box the fan would fall off
as well. A bit of a mess.
In a side note got a friend aquainted with jolicloud (ubuntu based as far as
I know) on his samsung netbook, a work collegue ditched xp for ubuntu and
another one is trying it out. All seem OK with it cause I said that if they
had any problems to get back to me, and last I checked they where happy. And
I'm a mech eng but like a bit of IT.
In those lines, I would like to work on a Mech CAD program (use and if I can
develop): I was going for freeCAD but if any of you have suggestions that
would be great.
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On 4 January 2011 15:08, Andr?s Mu?iz Piniella <andresmp at gmail.com> wrote:
> Also had a problem with father in law: HDD broke windows wasn't loggin it.
> It was an IDE HDD so not something you can easyliy find it seems. He was
> content with waiting a while longer and booting from an Xubuntu live CD.
> It's only used for browsing.
You couldn't find an IDE drive? I think most of us have several in boxes
around the place, and e-bay seems full of them.
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