- Aug 3, 2019
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- Northern Rivers, Australia
You can run linux mint from a usb drive and access all your files.I've been fighting computer problems. The computer(s) have won most of the battles (so far).
I've got an old P2 system I built around 2000. It runs XP. It was OK for the stuff I wanted to run on it back then. I also downloaded and archived a bunch of data from all over the web. The computer has reached the end of its functioning life. I need to get all that data off somehow. I used to use Samba (SMB - Server Message Block) to network my machines. the version of SMB that runs on XP has been deprecated and won't connect with my current machines (would have made things a LOT easier!). I bought an IDE-to-USB adapter, but it won't power the drives. So it's going back to Amazon. In its place, I ordered a hard drive enclosure with built in USB interface. It gets here tomorrow. Fingers crossed.
I tried firing up my old office computer I bought at a Black Friday sale in 2009. I got the Click of Death from the hard drive. Fortunately, I've got a small drive from a defective laptop I was given. Also fortunately, I've got the original systen disks that came with the computer. I replaced the drive (it was made back when this was easy to do). I went through the entire re-installation process. But now it won't boot to the hard drive. Nuts! I'm not going to mess with it any more right now. I might end up putting Linux on it.
While I was typing this post, on my current (3-year old) laptop, it froze. Nothing could get it going. It was so frozen, not even the three-finger-tap-dance could reset it. No reset button. I could pull the power plug and let it die. Or, I could do something stupid. I went with Option 2. I cracked the case (Geeze - those screws are *minuscule*) and pulled the battery. Put the case back on, and pressed the power button. Nothing. I started to sweat. Then a message popped up - CMOS Checksum error. I clicked the Any key, and after a second, it booted. I'm going to start backing up EVERYTHING on the laptop! I can do a lot of the day-to-day stuff from my tablet, but I don't want to lose any data if the laptop dies.
And last, but Lordy not least, with all this digging through old computers, I stirred up a lot of old dust. I've been on the edge of a sinus migraine for the past two days. Now it's a stress AND sinus migraine. I sure picked a bad time to give up drinking and drugs! (that's a joke - I seldom drink, and don't indulge in illegal substances)
I don't think the USB port(s) work on that machine. It's already got linux on it, on one of the partitions.You can run linux mint from a usb drive and access all your files.
Are they enabled in the bios?I don't think the USB port(s) work on that machine. It's already got linux on it, on one of the partitions.
I think I've got everything useful copied over. I've found some *amazing* stuff I'd forgotten about. I'll have to see what I can post.
I believe that the hate filled zealots are a minority. It's just that the hate filled zealots are LOUD.Then someone comes along and makes me realize that while a vast majority of the humans on this planet are intolerant hate filled zealots, there more than a few that are true caring, honest, tolerant, empathetic, and yes, even loving people. People like my Kim, who simply refused to hate. Ya know what? We have some of those right here on TRF! They know who they are. A package arrived. The message was understood! The hat will be my Rocketry Launch Hat from here on out.
Growing up in Houston, Blue Bell was the go-to ice cream. Even better when you drive to Brenham and pick it up straight from the dairy...Found Heaven on Earth (or at least in my freezer)
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For a limited time only, and only sold in pints.
If you don't already know about this, try Blue Bell Coffee ice cream with hot fudge sauce. Not recommended for diabetics or people with low self control (this is why JJ is only sold in pints...).
I once used a Ryobi 40 v. mower battery to launch two 7 motor cluster rockets successfully.