|Kuwese I don't know!!!! How do i find out such a thing?|
I didn't buy the machine new as i said!
How is it different to use a live cd to an installed system? OK will try it in a sec but i think i tried that in the past. I have Ubuntu Live cd's so since i have that i will try that.
Oh crap I didn't think of the jumper situation.....ekkkkkkkkkkkk! See my brain does not work correctly!!! Not joking! I should know that stuff! Oh wait i have no idea how to do it on this sata drive. There is a 'jumper box' as mentioned on the top of the drive but it says it is for 'factory use only'. The drive is a Seagate Barracuba 7200.7.
Hi OtheHill. What do you mean by a separate port? Oh i think i know but i am using something i don't know the name of and part of it adapts to some of the cables inside and part of it goes into the usb port. Anyway as there are some sata power cables in my windows machine i just tried though that machine and i got no where with that machine too. I should take a photo but i am too tired after being at a friends place fixing his stuff. I set up a KVM switch and connected two pc's to it and gee it is easy!
Yes the drive is listed as USB blah blah blah something.
Yes i had thought that 'permissions' is something that i needed to look into. I have forgotten how to do it and ran out of time to find out. I will have to tackle that tomorrow or the day after as it is sleep time now.
Well i tried mounting the drive in my windows machine but it halted at a certain point and i couldn't get into the bios or windows. I pressed F2 and on the next boot i tried the boot menu ....f10 or f12 ...can't remember. Anyway it halts after it lists stuff....maybe it is thinking but i am too tired to wait or tackle anything else tonight.
Yeah I know i was told my AMD xp2000(which is what i am using now and has windowsxp on it) is much faster than the P4P800-e deluxe(which is the machine that has the dead MB). One friend told me it is capable of using 64bit linux but not 64 bit windows whatever that means. He wants me to put Linux on the machine with windows but i have it set to do certain jobs like video capturing. Linux only uses certain video capturing brands and then not others. Anyway i am able to get a lot out of these old machines and here in Australia unless you can afford top stuff from europe your stuck with cheap asian crap that never gets a faster cpu than 3.2ghz anyway. Which is the speed of the machine that i blew the MB on. So thats it :0)
If i could i would get a mac but well things have changed with that hardware too and i heard there was a big recall because of the lessening of quality. Just what i heard:0) Can't afford new stuff anyway so i will do with this!
"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama