[xubuntu-users] partition intermittently mounts: dying hard drive or bug?

JMZ florentior at gmail.com
Thu Jan 12 01:10:11 UTC 2017

The hard drive/controller card combination lasted well into the 386/486 
era.  I did not get my first PC until 1993 (a 486DX 33 MHz); prior to 
that I spent hours on the C64s at school.  I was interested in 
purchasing a 250 MB hardcard drive, when I realized it would be easier 
to replace the drive.  My parents weren't happy that I disassembled and 
reassembled the family computer, but they did chip in for a 700 MB hard 
drive (who could fill up all that space?)  Enough memories ...


On 01/11/2017 04:50 PM, Peter Flynn wrote:
> On 01/11/2017 05:41 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
>> On Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:37:51 -0500, fred roller wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 12:36 PM, fred roller <fredroller66 at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> 1G
>>> *..1T...
>> :D
>> I've got a SCSI drive with IIRC around 42 MiB.
> I'll raise you two 5¼" floppies and see you :-)
> Sitting on a shelf I have a 30Mb HardCard which is a hard disk mounted
> on a long-form ISA card. You lift the lid of your PC XT, push in the
> card, close the lid, and reboot -- presto! you have a 30Mb D: drive. No
> drivers, zero config. It still works, and on it I found a copy of
> WordStar 1512 and a copy of TeX, all in functioning order. However, I
> have not tried it under Ubuntu yet.
> ///Peter

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