The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Monday, March 07, 2005

The amusing Linux install just got more amusing

The difficulty rating of the Cobalt RaQ4 Linux install just went up.

It's not quite as simple as installing the Cobalt RaQ4 harddrive in another PC and installing Linux. I took the drive out (easy enough to do, just one screw to remove the case, then another to remove the harddrive assembly) and installed it on another PC (easy enough to do, as there was no cover what so ever on the PC). The BIOS saw the harddrive. Linux (which was installed on the PC) saw the harddrive during bootup, but after that, it refused to even recognize the drive.

So copying an existing distribution (Fedora Core) to the harddrive is out of the question.

I did, however, get iptables installed on the Cobalt RaQ4 and have it work. So I'll see if that's good enough for what Smirk wants it to do.

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