Re: bad new large hard disk? [chirps]
Jeff Green wrote:
> Is said disk IDE or SCSI, if IDE
IDE. I can't afford scsi :)
> and your motherboard is over 18 months
> or so old you will need to flash the motherboard bios.
Uh, oh :)
It's from the first set of 603's that worked (once they dropped the
third sdram slot), so it's near the end of '97, I think (nearly three
*can* a bios be flashed from linux of *bsd?
> However it should
> be silent and should still detect as a smaller disk,
It's detecting with the correct number of cylinders. Do I still need a
And does anyone know where shuttle/spacewalker has hid the information
on the 603? I haven't found it on the last couple of trips to the
site. (I presume that the board was short lived, as it was a specialty
board: be the first to market with the via/amd chipset, unofficially
run stably at 83mhz ["oops? we put those settings on the chip???? :) ],
and a 1M cache.)
>if I get a hard drive that chirps my supplier gets a prompt request for a
Unfortunately, the supplier is in San Diego, and I'm in Pennsylvania, so
I assume I'll deal with IBM.
The chirp isn't a sqeak; I'm not convinced that it's not a result of
what the motherboard is telling it to do . . .