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Re: [SLUG] Detective skills - weird HDD problem
- To: luke@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Detective skills - weird HDD problem
- From: Mehmet Ozdemir <mehmeto@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue Jul 3 11:42:02 2001
- Cc: slug <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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The other day I mailed out about the new PC I'd happily installed RH7.1
on, in a 4-IDE controller motherboard with 2 ATA100 drives and 2 older
EIDE drives, and how I managed to get it booting off drives past the
Optus Cable is due tomorrow arvo to install a cable modem - this is the
reason that I bought a copy of Windows 98 for the new machine. :-(
If you only need win98 to get the optus cable done, don't even bother
poluting your hdd with it. You can get @home installed without it, just
use a bit of social engineering.
When I had @home installed I didn't let the tech touch my computer.
Here are some tips. When the installer turns up, tell him that:
- The computers broken and you'll install the software later.
- Say you've had optus cable before and you know how to do it. (software
- You could say your working on very sensitive work stuff under an NDA
and you cannot let him have access to the machine.
- Put a bios password on and tell your spouse/mum/dad has the password
- If all fails just slip him a 20, a 6 pack etc etc.
At the end of the day all he cares about is getting the install done and
your signature on the work order.
Then once he's gone spend a total of 20 secs setting up linux to connect