Hp TC3100 netserver

Jeff LaCoursiere jeff at jeff.net
Mon Feb 17 10:41:04 GMT 2003

Its actually in the basement of a bank in the center of town (our DR site is
in Manap, though :).  Not really possible for me to get access arranged in the
timeframe I need.  I'll be up there probably on Wednesday.  You around for


On Mon, 17 Feb 2003, Paul Robinson wrote:

> > The really unfortunate thing about this issue is that I don't
> > have physical
> > access to the machine because it is in Manchester.  I have to make the
> > decision to buy one or the other (a 150 pound IDE drive or a 400
> > pound - and
> > much smaller - scsi) before I get a chance to checkout the BIOS
> > options.  I
> > have pretty much decided to give the IDE a shot.  I will try a
> > boot manager
> > like pboot that I know can handle booting from multiple disks and
> > hope I can
> > make it all work.  If not I will have wasted the trip :)
> Well, if it's MANAP I know one guy on this list who sits almost next to your
> machine all day long, and if it's Telecity/Manchester Science park, it's
> just around the corner from where I'm based. I'm sure you can convince one
> of us to take a look at the BIOS settings for you if that's what you need.
> I'm sure if there was someone on this list who worked at Telehouse Docklands
> and I needed something checked I could talk them into it... :-)
> Generally though, on HP kit, I'd trust what you've been told that the IDE
> won't work. In fact, I'd almost put money on it. But then I put money on
> whether the next three songs played on the jukebox in a pub will have a
> weather-related lyric. :-)
> What I would do, is consider getting rid of the SCSI drive all together. Get
> yourself a huge IDE disk, install FBSD on it, copy all your data across,
> send it up to the co-lo, get it swapped and checked, and off you go.
> Although, that might not be ideal, especially if it's dynamic data on the
> machine - e.g. it's a mail server.
> --
> Paul Robinson
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