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Re: large disks in Cobalt Qube 2

I'm thinking about buying a 1-2 TB SATA drive and installing it into
the Qube 2 via a SATA -> PATA adapter. I'll use a CF card for the boot
partition.  Are there any obvious reasons why this setup wouldn't


On Sun, Feb 21, 2010 at 8:19 AM, kenneth westelinck
<kenneth.westelinck@telenet.be> wrote:
> Glyn Astill wrote:
>> I've used a 320GB disk with not problems, recently I switched to CF too.
>>  I'd be interested how you chapps get on with debian, as I never managed to
>> get a stable debian setup, I've since stuck to netbsd and it's been rock
>> solid.
> You can all read the report on how I did it here:
> http://kennywest.blogspot.com/2010/02/story-of-cobalt-qube.html
> Right now, the Qube isn't doing anything yet. I have the intention of using
> it as a Samba / NFS server to store backups.
> It has been running for a while now, no crashes yet.
> I was wondering if you were able to boot from this 320 GB hard drive, since
> mine just refuses and halts with an "ide: resetting" error / warning
> message. Mounting the drive from the boot prompt doesn't work either, so I
> am guessing my drive is too new for the Qube
> (http://www.westerndigital.com/en/products/products.asp?driveid=768).
> I was also wondering which stability issues you were experiencing. From what
> I can read on the Internet, I see there are other people also experiencing
> stability issues, but what are they. Kernel related, software related, ... ?
> Thanks.
> regards,
> Kenneth
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