Back from the Storm
<![CDATA[Well, we're back and survived the storm OK...the only casuality here had nothing to do with a hurricane, but the death of a motherboard. The webserver you are currently visiting would not boot after being connected after the storm, and a quick inspection showed that blown capacitors on the mainboard were the culprit. I was lucky that it ran for as long as it had, from the looks of things. So, a new system is in place....
For those interested in the details, it’s a Biostar IDEQ 210V, an AMD Sempron 2400+ with 512MB of PC3200 DDR RAM. I recycled the CD and FD and second NIC from the old system, and using the same hard drive recovery took only minutes with the kudzu utility working quite well to reconfigure the hardware. The biggest problem was getting the net cables plugged into the right NICs (I had them backwards at first).
The old system was a Shuttle SV25, with an FV25 motherboard (the one with the bad caps). This is a known and notorious problem…as a friend of mine once said, he hopes that someone has paid dearly for the capacitor problems in the last few years…..]]>
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