[Gllug] disk hardware config

Alain Williams addw at phcomp.co.uk
Thu Apr 25 19:08:37 UTC 2002


I have recently got myself a 'crash & burn' machine - purpose testing
things out without having to worry if I totally screw up the machine

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.

Does anyone know where I can get something to plug into the jumpers
so that I can do this from a switch or something ?


Alain Williams

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