[Herts] On the scrounge for a hard drive

David Honour thegoatee at tiscali.co.uk
Sat Dec 20 07:31:03 UTC 2008

I also have spare drives, i think a 20gig and a 40gig (had windoze me
on it which died, but i put Gentoo on it and it seemed ok).

Puppy Linux, yeah, i've played with that, it's on my sisters rebuilt
machine (80gig hdd (mostly empty but the old one died and so this was
the replacement in case she used it for mp3s), 256mb ram, athlon xp
processor, nvidia 5900 graphics) it runs perfectly happily on that. I
like it, the install process is a bit odd, but, its a fairly quick and
usable system. A great thing about it is it caches the whole disk to ram
(assuming you have 128mb or more) and you can use it to burn disks or
play DVDs on systems with only 1 disk drive that would otherwise be too
slow (for example badly maintained xp installs), it'll fly on the

On Fri, 19 Dec 2008 22:35:00 +0000 (GMT)
Ash Thakrar <asht_007 at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi Steve
> I have few spare drives and can pass it onto you.
> Please email.
> Anyone played with puppy linux out there?
> Thanks
> Ash
> ________________________________
> From: Steve Clark <steve at bagofspoons.net>
> To: Herts LUG <herts at mailman.lug.org.uk>
> Sent: Friday, 19 December, 2008 22:07:50
> Subject: [Herts] On the scrounge for a hard drive
> I've just been trying to install Kubuntu 8.10 on my old PC that the
> kids use. It failed due to a disk error. I suspect that my old IBM
> Deskstar (Deathstar) drive has finally given up the ghost. This PC
> only gets used for playing web games and a bit of surfing, so doesn't
> need much disk space.
> I don't have spare cash for a new drive and I like to try and re-use
> old gear where possible, so does anyone have an old 10GB+ drive lying
> around? There must be millions of them out there somewhere along with
> all the even older drives we used to use. I've chucked a few
> recently, but they were 5GB or less.
> Cheers

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