[Gllug] disk hardware config

Chris Bell chrisbell at overview.demon.co.uk
Thu Apr 25 21:44:24 UTC 2002

On Thu 25 Apr, Alain Williams wrote:
> Hi,
> I have recently got myself a 'crash & burn' machine - purpose testing
> things out without having to worry if I totally screw up the machine
> config.
> It is a Duron, lots of memory & the usual collection of bits.
> I got a couple of spare 40Gb hard disks so that I can be playing with
> different things at the same time: just swap the disk around &
> voila a new system to mess with.
> The trouble is that swapping disks involves lifting the lid & pushing in
> or extracting those tiny jumpers on the back of the disk, so that one
> disk is the boot/master disk - fiddley. I could just pull out the data cable &
> leave one in -- but it is sometimes nice to be able to see one disk when
> booted from another.
> Question:
> Does anyone know where I can get something to plug into the jumpers
> so that I can do this from a switch or something ?
> Cheers
   How about the leads between the motherboard and front panel from an old
computer case?

Chris Bell

Gllug mailing list  -  Gllug at linux.co.uk

More information about the GLLUG mailing list