That's because I've been clear across the pond, where there be no tribble at all!
(Only what I took with me, anyhow, and that was a nice, stable Dell Inspiron 6000 notebook.)
Thanks to all who have helped with previous ones, which I posted on:
- Sat 05 Mar 2005
- Sun 27 Mar 2005
- Sat 16 Apr 2005
- Sat 29 Apr 2005
- Sun 15 May 2005
- Sat 28 May 2005
- Sat 11 Jun 2005
- Sat 25 Jun 2005
- Sat 09 Jul 2005
Here's my fortnightly update:
- 1. Ph-nglui mglw'nafh Ubuntu Hobbiton wgah'nagl fhtagn: can I get a Lunix? I've tried everything! I've burned Ubuntu LiveCDs; they don't boot. I made install floppies and they panic out. I thought Ubuntu was "Linux for humans"?
- 2. Dude, Where's My TrackPoint? So far, switching to a USB mouse obviates all of these problems.
- 3. SlugOS: WinXP Home Hanging I don't know exactly why, but using the USB mouse seems to reduce this problem, too, or else it was a service pack or other Windows update. I never had a single lockup with the mouse while I was over in Scotland, though there were some hiccups with the touchpad.
And now, the new questions:
The Incredible Disappearing Hard Drive
Rusty, the 200Gb internal IDE drive in Laurelin, one of my COMPAQ Presario SR10101NX systems, disappears once every 2-3 reboots. The BIOS startup screen reports an IDE drive detection error when this happens. The drive is a Maxtor 6Y200P0 that I bought in January. It is less than half full, and I have not had any cluster errors.
Could this be the controller? What should I do to diagnose the problem?
Burn, baby, burn: bootable CD images in Nero
How exactly does one burn bootable images in Nero Burning ROM?
Whenever I try to, it asks me for a bootable floppy. I'm trying to make a bootable Ubuntu CD.
Using the card readers in an inkjet printer
My HP PSC1350 All-in-One color inkjet copier/printer/scanner has several card readers: SDRAM, CompactFlash, and a couple of others that may be for the Sony MemoryStick and such. Does anyone know whether these can be used to mount the cards as external drives? Or can they only be printed from?
Thanks very much, as always!