[ubuntu-za] Stupid me, fried motherboard testing ancient and most venerable linux
David Robert Lewis
ethnopunk at telkomsa.net
Tue Jul 21 16:57:46 BST 2009
Woodstock, off Main Rd, close to Roodeblom.
Hans Matter wrote:
> Where are you situated??
> I may be able to help??
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> From: "David Robert Lewis" <ethnopunk at telkomsa.net>
> To: "Ubuntu South African Local Community" <ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, July 21, 2009 5:41 PM
> Subject: [ubuntu-za] Stupid me,fried motherboard testing ancient and most
> venerable linux
>> Not content with letting a Windows 95 setup be, and thinking I could do
>> a lot better by putting a minimal install of Ubuntu and dropping in
>> IceWM or LXDE, I have now fried the motherboard.
>> It was all working fine. I put in an ethercard and booted up but was
>> interrupted. Then when I tried to do the install again, damn machine
>> insisted on using etherboot. could not get out of the loop, and would
>> probably have to flash to the rom since old bios and one thing lead to
>> another. There I was hauling out the motherboard, cheking manufacturer
>> details, the whole caboodle, when I realise I need to verify from the
>> system bios, /I plugged in the board, which was not grounded and it
>> shorted by connecting with the metal casing.
>> /Bang goes the project. Now I have to explain to the person whose
>> computer it is, and who lives in Gugs, that they will never see their
>> Windows 95 on the 188 mhz P11 with 49mb memory again, because the board
>> is dead, green light but not even a beep when memory out. RIP VX Pro
>> Ultra DMA 30
>> It will cost about R350 to buy a second hand machine and some air
>> freshener to clear the fumes from the short.
>> Totally broke, so I am appealing to Ubuntu Loco. Anybody have a spare
>> machine, or working socket 7 board they can part with, Y2k is also fine.
>> David Lewis.
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