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Re: crest & kullervo

Hi Christian,

> > > I had feared that - old SCSI disks don't like extended downtimes.
> > 
> > Not only SCSI disks, the same applies to IDE.
> I guess, so it would be good to replace the old (boot) disks. I would
> replace an IDE disk with an SD or CF to IDE adapter and a 1GB or 4GB card,
> which is more than enough for AmigaOS kernel images plus all installation
> files.  On my Amiga I put in an IDE flash disk for just that.  If crest
> needs an IDE disk to boot, I would do it there as well.  But kullervo seems
> to boot fom the "SCSI" disk, so it would not need an extra boot disk.  
> I managed to mount the SCSI disk on my Pentium2, so now I can copy the
> installation files onto the Amiga partition.
> BTW I found a file called "pula" in the tmp directory, its an i386
> executable, I also found it in /var/spool/exim... does anybody know what it
> is?

The rootkit that got the boxen compromised? (half kidding only - that might have 
been dropped by whoever rooted the box in the first place though.)
> > BTW, make sure not to use the microwave ;-)
> I hope you are joking, April 1st is a month ago!  I already fried the
> powersupply of my Amiga when I tried to hook up the disk to it.  I always
> forget that is is running on 110V now.  I am not sure if I want to fry the
> disk as well, especially as it does not seem to be needed.  BTW does anybody
> have a spare A2k powersupply (with 220V please) or an idea how to modify a
> "modern" powersupply to replace the one in an A2k?  I once read some
> instructions how to convert an AT powersupply, but they are not state of the
> art anymore.  What does it need, 12V, 5V, and the tick signal?  Is that so
> hard?

Not sure whether what Crest uses is similar, but I converted Crest to use a 
standard AT power supply (salvaged the necessary connector from a dead AT 
board). Similar trick may work for ATX. 
> I did this once with my notebook when it did not want to spin up for my
> talk. In the evening it worked again, but I replaced it when I was back
> home.

That's what we have USB sticks for :') 


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