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Re: A laptop installation challenge

On Sun, Nov 01, 2009 at 09:40:12AM +0000, AG wrote:
> Kevin Ross wrote:

> I took the back completely off this evening and although the CD
> drive now spins when a CD is inserted (there's progress), it doesn't

if its an ide interface, why not plug it into another hd instead of a
cdrom !

> seem to boot from any CD that is inserted at power up.  I am unable
> at present to trouble shoot whether or not that is the fault of the
> drive itself.  However, I cannot locate the HD, and suspect that it
> is under a thin aluminium frame which will involve dismantling the
> entire casing.  Under the key pad I can see the IDE ribbon and
> connector so can locate the HD - I just don't see a viable way of
> accessing it.
> The laptop is a rebranded Mitac 7321 which is well described at
> http://bongolia.org/linux/mitac7321.php .

"I wish you would have given me this written question ahead of time, so I could plan for it. (Laughter.) John, I'm sure historians will look back and say, gosh, he could have done it better this way, or that way. You know, I just -- I'm sure something will pop into my head here in the midst of this press conference, with all the pressure of trying to come up with an answer, but it hadn't yet."

	- George W. Bush
Washington, DC
after being asked to name the biggest mistake he had made

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