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> Fixing My Multiple Os Test Machine, Recovering from a Hard Drive Crash!
post Mar 13 2004, 09:29 AM
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Well, my main test machine (PIII 800mhz, 768mb RAM, 140mb Disk Space (60mb,60mb,20mb on 3 drives), Nvidia Geforce 2 400MX (64mb) Video, Sound Blaster Live! sound) had a 60gb hard drive crash a couple days ago .... and of course, I don't have any backups. (it is a multi boot machine with lots of OSes installed)

So I lost my Gentoo 1.4, RedHat 9, Fedora Core 1, FreeBSD 5.2, and Mandrake 9.1 installs ... I was able to copy off the Mandrake 10 Community install before it totally died.

So, I bought a new 120 GB ATA-133 (8mb cache) Western Digital drive to replace the 60gb in my MythTV box (i need more drive space to record to anyway), copied the Gentoo 2004.0 install I just did to the new 120 gb Drive... and then removed the 60gb from the MythTV machine and replaced the bad 60 gb drive in my Multi-Boot test machine.

Now comes the fun part ... I have to reinstall RH9, Fedora Core 1, FreeBSD, and Mandrake 9.1.

Maybe I should've backed that stuff up biggrin.gif ...
The point of this post ... just to let you know that stuff happens to all of us ... and I don't backup my personal machines as often as I should either cool.gif

Johnny Hughes
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post Mar 13 2004, 03:48 PM
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I don't keep any critical stuff on my main box, anything i want to keep is all on the server. smile.gif

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